Mayport Coast Guard unit to adopt Jacksonville road

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Electronic Support Detachment Mayport, Fla., will officially adopt a one mile stretch of Central Parkway at a ceremony Thursday.

The ceremony will take place at the intersection of St. John’s Bluff and Central Parkway at 9 a.m. The Adopt-A-Road program is an environmental program of the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful campaign which aims to support community beautification, enhance community pride and improve the quality of life in Jacksonville through provision of outreach and educational activities and programming.

“Adopt-A-Road allows us to demonstrate community pride, and make a positive statement for a clean, attractive community and help the city keep down the costs of litter abatement,” said Petty Officer 1st Class John Kilduff.

Coast Guardsmen stationed aboard Electronic Support Detachment Mayport will be committed to do a trash cleanup of their stretch of Central Parkway once a month.

“Adopt-A-Road signs are placed at each end of the selected roadway, giving recognition to the our unit and the Coast Guard and reminding people not to litter,” said Kilduff.

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