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Coastal Cleanup

Apalachee Audubon members historically have cleaned the Bottoms Road area. This road passes through refuge property in coastal Panacea marshes. It is off of U.S. 98 Highway (Panacea, 32346) (watch for it as you are going south on U.S 98, shortly after the U.S. 319 cutoff).

Some volunteers will walk along the road, picking up empty bottles, empty cricket/worm containers and flotsam and jetsam, all the while listening to the tinkle of marsh wrens, and seeing some shore birds. Intrepid volunteers can also walk along the coastline bordering Bottoms Rd dragging out flotsam and jetsam, including light bulbs, old rafts, toilet seats, and boaters' debris.

We will meet at 8:00 a.m. about 1 -2 miles in from U.S. 98 on the north side of Bottoms Road. Watch for Judy and Harvey Goldman, who are coordinating our effort and will have plastic bags. For more information, email

Wakulla County picks up the filled bags left along the road. After a couple of hours we are pretty well pooped out. Wear old shoes or boots, old jeans, yard gloves, bug spray, sun screen and bring a trash picker stick if you have one.

Other participating coastal sites in our area include Bald Point State Park, Shell Point, Mashes Sands, San Marcos State Park, TNT Hideaway, Lanark Beach, and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. For further information see Keep Wakulla County Beautiful at