Wares Creek, Palma Sola Causeway targeted for cleanup

Wares Creek and the Palma Sola Causeway are two city of Bradenton locations targeted for a cleanup Saturday.

The sites are included in the Great American Cleanup, scheduled from 9-noon at various locations throughout Manatee County

Volunteers are encouraged to dress prepared for a wet and dirty job. Wear long pants, close-toed shoes and sunscreen. Gloves will not be available on site, so volunteers should bring their own.

Residents of the Historic Wares Creek Neighborhood Association are asking volunteers to meet at the Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., to sign in. Volunteers will receive bags, debris pickers, juice, bottled water and reflective vests.

Students helping with the cleanup can earn community service hours. Ward 3 City Councilman Patrick Roff will be on site signing Community Service Certificates for Wares Creek volunteers.

You can also check in at any of the following locations in Manatee County.

• Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive • Holmes Beach at Birdie Tebbetts Field, 62nd St. and Flotilla Drive • Palma Sola Causeway pavilions, north side of S.R. 64 West • Cortez Fish Preserve, 11601 Cortez Rd. • Coquina Public Beach, gulf-side concession stand on Gulf Drive • Jiggs’ Landing, Braden River Rd. and Linger Lodge Rd. • Palmetto City Hall, 518 Eighth Ave. W. • Emerson Point Conservation Park, end of 17th St. W., Palmetto • Terra Ceia on U.S. 19, northwest corner of bridge by Crab Trap I • Manatee County Community Action Team at Church of Christ, 201 Ninth Ave. E.