Twelve March “Marsh Madness” Cleanups Planned, Volunteers Needed

KGIB volunteers work to remove trash and litter from the beautiful Marshes of Glynn.

Twelve March “Marsh Madness” Cleanups Planned, Volunteers Needed

BRUNSWICK, GA – (February 15, 2019) – Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots and come get muddy with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! Help keep the beautiful Marshes of Glynn litter free at one of multiple scheduled March “Marsh Madness” cleanups!  Sponsored locally by Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Cellulose Mill and kicking off the national Great America Cleanup effort, TWELVE area salt marsh cleanups have been planned:

  • Saturday, March 2 / 11:30 AM Simons  – meet at Gascoigne Park Pavilion
  • Thursday, March 7 / 3:00 PM Brunswick – meet at Overlook Park
  • Friday, March 8 /4:00 PM Brunswick – meet at Howard Coffin Park playgound parking area off Lanier Blvd
  • Sunday, March 10 / 1:00 PM Brunswick – meet at Liberty Ship Park (formerly Sidney Lanier Park)
  • Tuesday, March 12 / 5:00 PM Simons – meet UNDER the WEST side of MacKay River Bridge
  • Wednesday, March 13 / 3:30 PM Simons – meet at Neptune Park near the pier
  • Friday, March 15 / 4:30 PM Brunswick – meet UNDER the SOUTH (Jekyll) side of Sidney Lanier Bridge
  • Saturday, March 16 / 9:00 AM Brunswick – meet UNDER the SOUTH side of Turtle River Bridge
  • Tuesday, March 19 / 5:00 PM Brunswick – meet UNDER the WEST side of  Back River Bridge
  • Thursday, March 21 / 4:00 PM Brunswick – meet at Howard Coffin Park soccer field parking area off Lanier Blvd
  • Friday, March 22 / 10:00 AM Brunswick – meet at NORTH SIDE of Turtle River Bridge access road boat ramp
  • Saturday, March 30 / 10:00 AM Brunswick – meet at Homer Wilson Way

“Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in Marsh Madness,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “Cleanups are planned for marsh bordering high ground, ocean bordering parks as well as down in the salt marshes themselves. This is our most expansive Marsh Madness effort to date, and a  large volunteer turn out is crucial to making the biggest possible positive impact in removing trash and debris from this valuable natural resource.”

Bags, gloves and volunteer water will be provided; boots, sunscreen, bug spray, clothes/shoes for mud recommended. Register to participate in any of the March Marsh Madness cleanups via Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912/279-1490. Please arrive a few minutes early to cleanups to allow for volunteer check in.

 

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