Blue Spring CleanUp for Manatees @Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, FL

July 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Blue Spring State Park
2100 W French Ave
Orange City
Florida 32763

Trash and debris is a huge problem for manatees and other wildlife. Many manatees ingest trash which can harm or even kill them. One of the sad examples is manatee Una’s son “Misterbaby”, who succumbed to ingestion of trash just 6 months after he was released into the wild. Una is a Blue Spring manatee, so let’s help her and her friends and clean up some trash!

Join us on Saturday July 13th, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at Blue Spring State Park. We will meet on the lawn in front of the Thursby House by the lower parking lot. You can signup at our Facebook event page at

This is a CleanUp event in collaboration with Volusia County, Blue Spring State Park and Central FL Recon. You can help on land, by snorkeling, or by kayak, however the most trash will be found on land (any trash from land can easily blow into the water and become a problem for manatees!)

We will provide buckets, gloves and trashpickers, but feel free to bring your own.