Reverse Tashlich Interfaith Cleanup

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Reverse Tashlich Interfaith Cleanup

We are reversing the tradition of Tashlich and cleansing human trash & debris in a collaborative environmental cleanup.

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Earl P. Powers Park 5910 Southeast Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL 32641

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We are reversing the tradition of Tashlich and cleansing human trash & debris in a collaborative interfaith environmental cleanup.

Current Problems alongside Let's Talk Climate and interfaith groups across Alachua County, is hosting a cleanup of Lake Pithlachocco & Prairie Creek on October 2nd beginning at 8:30 am. We will meet at Earl P Powers Boat Ramp.

All supplies will be provided on site, including snacks for volunteers at the end.

Please bring:

  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
  • Water bottle
  • Water shoes or boots
  • An eagerness for restoration!

On Rosh HaShanah, Jews around the world participate in the ancient ritual of Tashlich. We go to a body of water and symbolically cast off the sins of the past year into the water to start the New Year with purity of heart. However, this is not the only time humans cast their “sins” into the sea. Every year, approximately six million tons of human-made trash enter the water, posing health and safety hazards to the animals that call the sea their home. Marine debris is a blatant violation of the fundamental Jewish ethical principle Bal Tashchit. Repair the Sea adds a modern ritual to the Jewish tradition: a local clean-up on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Also known as Reverse Tashlich.

Current Problems has been working to restore Florida waterways and invite Floridians into watershed stewardship since 1993.

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