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Things To Do in Jupiter: Paddle & Pick Up

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Members of Kids Conservation Club and their parents collect trash on The Lox River with the help of JUPITER OUTDOOR CENTER

Looking for Things To Do in Jupiter?

JOC offers a free hour-long kayak adventure along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River when you agree to pick up trash on your paddle.

Make your reservation now at JOC by clicking  here for the adventure on Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon.

Not only do you get to see the beauty of Riverbend Park, but you are contributing to keeping the area pristine for everybody else.

Local Kids Help Clean up the Lox: Read all about it.



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Each station, like this one at Sawfish Bay Park, has four buckets and a trash can.

Beach lovers: Add this to your bucket list for Things To Do in Jupiter.

Five-gallon plastic buckets are available at Jupiter beach crossovers and parks for visitors to clean up the sand.

The process is simple: A beachgoer takes a bucket, places trash in it then empties the contents in the nearest trash can.

Return the bucket to the station.

A big THANK YOU to the Beach Bucket Foundation for setting up the program.

Here’s collection spots in Jupiter:

  • Abacoa Community Park, 1501 W Frederick Small Road
  • Jupiter Community Park, 3377 Church Street
  • Sawfish Bay Park, 1133 N. Alternate A1A
  • Jupiter Civic Center, 351 Old A1A

Get up Close at the Outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital 

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If you have found an injured, deceased, or harassed sea turtle, or to report someone disturbing a sea turtle nest: Call: 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) – Cellular phone *FWC or #FWC

Rescue to release — that’s how medical staff treat injured sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Guides will show you the surgical suite, upgraded x-ray room, blood work lab, endoscope, and ultrasound – allowing injured sea turtles to be examined and treated at LMC.

They will explain how recovering leatherback, green, loggerhead, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley and others are treated in the salt-water holding tanks, one of the many Things To Do in Jupiter.

And don’t forget to ask about the celebrations when the healed turtles are released on the beach. Hundreds of happy turtle fans show up and let out a robust cheer when the turtles swim home.

And don’t forget to make a donation at LMC when you finish your tour, one of great Things To Do in Jupiter.


Keep the Deal Going: Dog Beach Stays Open & Jupiter Beach Remains Clean

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What’s the most common trash found on Jupiter Beaches? Cigarette butts.

Jupiter and the Friends of Jupiter Beach made a deal about 20 years ago.

The group of dog-friendly members would hold regular Beach cleanups and distribute dog bags for free.

In return, the town would allow dogs on the 2 1/2-mile section of beach between dune crossovers #26 and #57.

The monthly beach cleanups, held at Marcinski Road, are a huge success.

And the beach is now known as Dog Beach.

It’s one of the great Things To Do in Jupiter.

Click here to volunteer for the next beach cleanup.

Here’s some numbers:

  • 12 – monthly beach cleanups drawing an average of 200 volunteer per month
  • 29 – dog bag boxes along a 2 1/2 mile stretch of beach,  refilled continuously
  • 490 – the average number of pounds of garbage removed the beach at each monthly cleanup
  • 5,000 – Friends, members and sponsors
  • 400,000 – sanitary dog bags dispensed for FREE usage by beach visitors

Reefs,  rivers, canals and beaches — Keep ’em Pristine

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Keeping waterways clean is a boost for Jupiter businesses, residents and visitors and one of the helpful Things To Do in Jupiter.

Pre-registation is open for annual Sept. 18 International Coastal Cleanup planned at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Coral Cove Park, Jupiter Dive Center and other locations.

To register, click here.

Removing trash is just the start of one of the Things To Do in Jupiter.

ICC analyzes the debris collected by volunteers. The information is a powerful tool for educating the public, influencing public policy, and promoting awareness about oceans, reefs and waterways.

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Contact the local leader in Outdoor Adventure — Go to Jupiter Outdoor Center at or call 561-747-0063.