Friends of Jupiter Beach is raising much needed funds to pay for the replacement of Dog Boxes and signs on A1A from Carlin Park South to Marcinski Road.
Did you know that Jupiter Beach was voted in the top 10 dog-friendly beaches by USA Today?
Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach is a 501©3 community organization whose goal is to support and maintain environmentally healthy, clean, and dog friendly beaches in Jupiter through volunteerism and education. Volunteers from every facet of the community clean a 2.5 mile span of beach from north of the Juno Beach Pier to Carlin Park in Jupiter each month. Since the group began tracking in 2006, we have collected and saved more than 65,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from the landfill. FJB has saved the community over $450,000 in cleanup expenses since August 2006.
FJB sends out a monthly e-newsletter, participates in community events, have beach ambassadors to hand out the beach rules to dog owners and uses the electronic media to spread its environmental message. In addition, FJB provides 400,000 dog bags a year, and maintains the boxes in which they are contained for use by the beach-going public at 39 dog bag stations along Jupiter Beach.
Below is a photo of our current boxes and a rendering of our new boxes. The new signage says more with less. It will get the attention of dog owners and convey the importance of controlling their dogs and keeping the beach clean.
The job to replace all 39 boxes is significant. With help from the Town of Jupiter we will remove all current boxes, repair and paint poles and then install new boxes. The expense is significant and our normal annual appeals will not cover the cost. It only takes 1000 people to donate $20 or 500 people to donate $40 to meet our goals. Contributions of any amount are appreciated. We need your help to get the word out about this fundraiser. Please share our posts with your friends, neighbors and co-workers. Thank you for your support!
INFOGRAPHIC - BENEFITS OF FJB LAST 10 YRS
- Betta Ehrenfeld
- Monique Morris
- Lloyd Schiller
- Michele Carter
- Marjorie Arnold