Do Good, Feel Good Navarre Beach

Looking to do some good while vacationing in Navarre Beach? We have just the activity for you! Navarre Beach and North County have several offerings that are a natural fit for your love of volunteering. Whether it’s helping to keep Navarre Beach in pristine beauty through beach cleanups, assisting the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Group or collecting litter along the shores of Coldwater Creek, we have opportunities for groups of all sizes. So make meaningful travel a part of your vacation through our various volunteer programs. Learn more below.

 

Program #1

Do Good, Feel Good in Navarre Beach! We invite you to be part of our local community by making meaningful travel a part of your vacation and giving back to Navarre Beach. Join the fun as we provide you the opportunity to volunteer through our trade-in a bag of trash for a bag of treasures program. The Santa Rosa Tourism Development Office team has supplied several local businesses with materials for waste clean-up and collection. Once your bag is full of trash, simply exchange it for a goody bag full of Navarre Beach swag! To participate, stop-by our main location at the Navarre Beach Visitor Center and start your vacation volunteering. Can’t make it to our Visitor Center? No problem! Check out the list of our participating partners below:

 


Navarre Beach Visitor Center

Address: 8543 Navarre Parkway, Navarre FL 32566
Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: TDO@Santarosa.fl.gov or call 850-981-8900

How To Volunteer: Look for the Trash Bag program displayed in the lobby. Take one bag per person, set out around the destination to fill it full of litter, and return the full bag to any location listed in this program. Once you show a staff member your trash bag, they will gladly exchange it for a Navarre Beach Swag Bag!

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Navarre Beach Fishing Pier

Address: 8579 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach, FL 32566
Hours: Monday thru Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Contact: 850-710-3239

How To Volunteer: Look for the Trash Bag program displayed in the gift shop. Take one bag per person, set out around the destination to fill it full of litter, and return the full bag to any location listed in this program. Once you show a staff member your trash bag, they will gladly exchange it for a Navarre Beach Swag Bag!

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Vacasa Navarre Beach

Address: 8478 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach, FL 32566
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 850-936-4891

How To Volunteer: Look for the Trash Bag program displayed in the lobby. Take one bag per person, set out around the destination to fill it full of litter, and return the full bag to any location listed in this program. Once you show a staff member your trash bag, they will gladly exchange it for a Navarre Beach Swag Bag!

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Coldwater Gardens

Address: 7009 Creek Stone Rd, Milton, FL 32570
Hours: Open at any time for guests
Contact: 850-426-1300

Directions: Look for the Trash Bag program displayed in the lobby. Take one bag per person, set out around the destination to fill it full of litter, and return the full bag to any location listed in this program. Once you show a staff member your trash bag, they will gladly exchange it for a Navarre Beach Swag Bag! Program is offered only to guests who are staying at Coldwater Gardens.

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Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Address: 8740 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, FL 32566
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m.
*Note: Hours Change June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: info@navarrebeachseaturtles.org or call 850-684-3347

Directions: Trash Bash program is displayed in our outdoor kiosk south of the main building and inside the NBSTCC on the bulletin board. If you’d like to participate just notify a team member at the door or in the Gift Shop and they will provide you with the trash bag. Once you fill the bag with marine debris, bring it back to the NBSTCC to collect your goody bag!

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Program #2

Join us the last Saturday of each month for The Trash Bash, as we help remove marine debris to protect sea turtles like Sweet Pea and other imperiled species from human activity!​ This is a Citizen Science Program that allows volunteers from all walks of life to take an active role in the war against marine debris. Volunteers collect trash from different areas along the 4.5 miles of Navarre Beach and record data that is forwarded to state and federal agencies.

To join us, meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking Lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion the last Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Limited supplies of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Thank you for “Giving Sea Turtles More Tomorrows!”

 


Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Contact: Volunteers@navarrebeachseaturtles.org or call 850-684-3347

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