P.A.W.S. is proud to announce preparation for another broad cleanup of the Ocala National Forest. Our last major clean-up effort was in 2006, when more than 115 volunteers and four local businesses joined together to remove 458,000 pounds of debris, 56,000 pounds of tires, over a dozen automobiles and boats, as well as various hazardous materials, such as wet-cell batteries, paints, etc.
The U.S. Forest Service, Keep Marion Beautiful, and the Marion County Solid Waste Department were all instrumental in the success of the previous event.
We want to make this a "forest-wide" event in 2019, and will be talking with the US Forest Service and the Marion County Solid Waste department for coordination.
We will also be reaching out to local businesses for sponsorships, cash and material donations and manpower.
Our primary sponsor for this event will be:
They have generously consented to donate the proceeds of THREE of their upcoming local weekend sales events. We are encouraging other local businesses to do what they can to assist us with raising the $45,000.00 we will need to orchestrate the event.