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COVID-19 GUIDELINES

 

We will continue to follow CDC Guidelines and recommendations to protect volunteers and staff 

CREEKEND WARRIORS
SUMMER TRASH TOURNAMENT

Every weekend in summer, join us to clean Gainesville's creeks! For added fun, register your coworkers, sports team, crew, friend group, church group, study pod, company, or family... And compete in a 6 week long tournament for trash in Gainesville's creeks! Cleanups and events to earn points every week- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND ALL EVENTS!!! Just the ones you- or other members of your crew- can participate in! Win prizes all month long in trivia, games, and weekly challenges!
Registration includes a flag you can customize with your team name and take pictures with at cleanups with your Creek Trash Haul!

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Tee Shirts for Creekend Warriors are in the Shop now!


Schedule: 
Saturday, July 17th 8am- 12pm: Sweetwater Park Downtown 532 SE 2nd Ave
Saturday, July 24th Lake Forest Creek, meet at Duval Park
Sunday, July 25th 2-5pm: Water Day at Cypress & Grove

Thursday, July 29th 6:30pm: Water Conservation Trivia Night at First Magnitude Brewing

Sunday, August 1st 2-5pm: End of Creekend Warriors Celebration at Cypress & Grove
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FAQ: Do I have to register to participate in cleanups? No- just to earn points and compete for prizes! 
What if I can't make the Kickoff? No big deal! You can earn prizes at all events through July and we will deliver your TEAM FLAG to you!
What if I can only make the later part of the cleanup? Come anyways! There's plenty of sorting and weighing to do and you'll earn the same points!
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Donations, tee shirt profits, and registration fees fund restoration projects in North Florida's waterways.

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GROUPS

SCHEDULED CREEK/RIVER CLEANUPS

Contact us at 352-222-6727 or via email at: cleanup@currentproblems.org to set up a group cleanup- we are out in Gainesville creeks every weekend and on the Santa Fe River twice a month! Weekday & Weekend scheduling available.

STORM DRAIN MARKING

Another great way to volunteer for creek restoration around town is storm drain marking! Storm drain marking is done around the City of Gainesville and is great for groups and kids groups. Weekday & Weekend scheduling available.

SANTA FE RIVER CLEANUPS (GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL)

We partner with Canoe Outpost High Springs to offer free kayak rentals out of High Springs, FL for cleanups on the Santa Fe River (between 441 and State Road 47 bridges). Reservations need to be made at least a week in advance.​ 

INDIVIDUALS

CLEANUP KIT DROP-OFF

For cleanup kit drop-off, volunteers can either pick up their own cleanup kit for a personal cleanup or they can help us deliver cleanup kits to other volunteers!

 

Cleanup kits include: a bucket, gloves, mesh bag, grabbers (optional), a roll of trashbags, a sticker, and a time/ trash log. Volunteers have the option to dispose of trash on their own or we can pick up, sort, and recycle for you. 

 

Send us updates on trash collected and we will happily sign off on volunteer hours!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, June 27th 8am- 12pm: Kickoff and Check in! Come by whenever and participate in the first cleanup of the Creekend Warriors Tournament! Hogtown Creek, Meet at Shands HomeCare 1610 NW 23rd Ave. 
Saturday, July 3rd 8am- 11am: Possum Creek Park
Saturday, July 10th 8am-12pm: Tumblin Creek, meet at Cora P Roberson Park
Sunday, July 11th 8am- 12pm: Tumblin Creek
Saturday, July 17th 8am- 12pm: Sweetwater Park Downtown 532 SE 2nd Ave
Thursday, July 22 6:30 pm: Water Conservation Trivia Night
Saturday, July 24th 8am- 12pm:  Lake Forest Creek, meet at Duval Park
Sunday, July 25th 2-5pm: Water Day at Cypress & Grove Brewing

ANNUAL CLEANUPS

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Current Problems began organizing the Great Suwannee River Basin Cleanup in 2009. Held every year from September- November, we assign different groups to sections of the basin to try and clean the WHOLE river. The cleanup encompasses the Suwannee River and its tributaries, including the Withlacoochee River, the Santa Fe River, the Ichetucknee River, and the Alapaha River- and all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. To date, we have collected a total of 166,000 pounds of trash during this cleanup! This year, we are eager to pull together and break 200,000 pounds- and target some of the bigger, more harmful debris threatening the basin!

 

North Florida is an incredibly scenic area with many habitats that support a broad range of flora and fauna. Our area is home to the most prolific aquifer and the highest number of freshwater springs in the world. We want to keep the place we love beautiful and clean, not only for future generations of people, but for the thriving of ecosystems- the health of plants and wildlife as well.

 

Keep up with our 2020 totals on Facebook and Instagram

THE GREAT SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN CLEANUP

CLEAN CREEK FEST

This event is held in March of every year and includes all of the Gainesville area creeks! First Magnitude Brewing Company sponsors the event and provides beers for volunteers!

This event is typically scheduled during the last weekend of September and is usually our first major event of the fall. We work along Newnans Lake, its parks, and it's tributaries to pick up trash. We hold this event in partnership with Gainesville Area Rowing.

NEWNANS LAKE CLEANUP