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Welcome to Beach Junki

A place to learn about the beach and sea turtles.  

Our Mission

To raise public awareness of the need to keep the beach clean and safe for nesting sea turtles.

Our Goal

To inspire the community to keep the beach clean, dark and flat during nesting season which begins May 1st throught October 31st. 

Washed Up Project

The Washed Up Project has 3 initiatives to inspire the community and bring awareness to the plastic pollution that is washing up. We currently have 2 Washed Up Project locations.  Our ocean themed art piece, the beach toy borrow box, and the beach clean up baskets are displayed at Main Beach and Seaside Park in Fernandina Beach.  

Amelia Sea Turtle

 Our first Washed Up Project is called  Amelia Sea Turtle.  It was created by local artist, Sandra Baker-Hinton, who used washed up sunglasses, bottle caps and plastic pieces to contruct the recognizable art work.   Amelia Sea Turtle  is currently displayed at Seaside Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida.   To learn more about the artist, visit Clay Times Art Center in downtown Fernandina Beach.

Shrimpers Paradise

The second art work constucted from marine debris is called Shrimpers Paradise. It was created by college student artist, Kazuki Roca, who used washed up shotgun shells, and fishing lures to construct an underwater scene.  Shrimpers Paradise is displayed at Main Beach in Fernandina Beach, Florida, next to the Beach Toy Borrow Box.

Beach Junki is a 501c(3) non-profit founded in Fernandina Beach Florida in 2020. Our organization depends on your support to help fund the cost of our outreach programs and educational materials to distribute at events. Thank you for donating to our mission.

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BEACH JUNKI Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, and is registered with the Florida Division of Consumer Services, Registration No.CH74308. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the United States (800-435-7352). or VISIT Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (fdacs.gov)