COVID-19 GUIDELINES

 

We are aware of these increasingly difficult times which is why we've decided to take a few necessary precautions in coordinating volunteer efforts and cleanups.  Below is a list of COVID-safe volunteer activities currently available through Current Problems. We ask that you respect the following guidelines. Thank you!

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GROUPS

SCHEDULED CREEK/RIVER CLEANUPS

Due to limited resources and staffing hours, we're currently only allowing group creek cleanups once- twice/month.

 

There is a limited group size of 20 people per cleanup, masks are required, group leaders must sanitize equipment before and after use, and provide a touch- free hand washing station  for participants.

STORM DRAIN MARKING

Storm drain marking can be done safely in groups of 2-3 people. Weekday & Weekend scheduling is available.

SANTA FE RIVER CLEANUPS (GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL)

We are still offering free kayak rentals out of High Springs, FL, for cleanups on the Santa Fe River (between Highway 27 and State Road 47 bridges). Reservations need to be made at least a week in advance.​ If you're planning a group cleanup please read our "group" section to the left.

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!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

WEEK VIEW

ANNUAL CLEANUPS

2018 marks the ninth year that this event will be held. In 2017, we surpassed 100,000 pounds of total trash pulled from the Suwannee River Basin during this cleanup. The cleanup encompasses the Suwannee River and its tributaries and floodplain. Held in the fall, we assign different groups to sections of the basin over a span of three months (from September through November). 

THE GREAT SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN CLEANUP

CLEAN CREEK REVIVAL

This event is held in March of every year and encompasses all of the Gainesville area creeks. First Magnitude Brewing Company helps us to host this event every year by throwing a party after the cleanup. In 2018, we collected 6,590 pounds of trash in just 2.5 hours with over 170 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

 

CONTACT US

info@currentproblems.org

 

(352) 222-6727

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