Pinellas County, in partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, is seeking volunteers to help clean up the Cross Bayou Canal and Joe’s Creek waterways on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and can participate on land, or from a canoe or kayak. They can bring their own watercraft or borrow a canoe (provided on a first-come, first-served basis).

The meeting location is the Pinellas County property at the corner of 70th Avenue North and 78th Street North in Seminole. From Park Boulevard, head south on 78th Street North and continue to the end of the road. Enter the gate and follow the signs.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with trash collection taking place from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.  Volunteers must follow the safety policies of county staff and should be able to tolerate working in hot and wet conditions for three to four hours. At 11:30 a.m., organizers will provide lunch, an exhibitor social and raffle giveaways (must be present to win).

Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and should bring sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), insect repellent and a chair or towel to sit on during lunch. Life jackets are required. Trash grabbers, bags, gloves and water will be provided.

Register online at by 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

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