This past Sunday, 17 students from Kirby-Smith Middle School, along with parents and teachers, joined North Florida Land Trust staff for a beach clean-up on Sawpit Island, at the north end of Big Talbot Island State Park. The clean-up was organized as a service day by Kirby-Smith’s National Junior Honor Society.
Although the morning started out a bit chilly and windy, the day gradually became warm and sunny-perfect for a day of service outside. Students and adults alike worked through the morning to remove cans, bottles, fishing line, plastic bags, and even tires from the beach.
By removing litter, students not only made the beach cleaner, but also helped protect wildlife. This beach is especially important as a nesting area for the diamondback terrapin, a special marsh turtle which North Florida Land Trust works to monitor and protect.
Thank you to all the volunteers for your hard work !