Coastal Clean Up Day

Coastal Clean Up Day

Coastal Clean Up Day has been happening since 1985 when a group of volunteers met at beaches and coastal waterways to take part in Coastal Clean-up Day by the Ocean Conservancy. Beach clean-up is necessary to our health, our wildlife, and the economy.

Coastal Clean Up DaySunset Beach in Tarpon Springs by Toni Weidman

Florida is no slouch in the clean up efforts: in 2014, 23,000 volunteers picked up 285,000 lbs. of trash from beaches and waterways in the state. If you wish to participate in the clean-up; click here to visit the Ocean Conservancy website. Click on the star in the location you wish to volunteer. Each group will have its own meet-up times and information. Most state parks waive entrance fees for clean-up volunteers. 

If you need one of those grabber things (you know, one of those things people in stylish stripes use on roadways clean up) you can purchase one. That way you don’t have to actually touch the trash.

If you want to know what has been picked up in a your location in the past,  click here. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index compiled by the Ocean Conservancy each year provides the only global look at the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world. Some of the items picked up include automobiles and appliances. 

What you will need when helping on Saturday:

Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses  
Lots of water
extra gloves 
insect repellent 
hand sanitizer

We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world here, help keep Florida beaches beautiful for us and for the generations to come. 

If you’re thinking of moving to Florida (home of clean beaches – thanks to our volunteers), click here to search homes. 

Toni Weidman
Florida Luxury Realty

See you at the beach!

Coastal Clean Up Day


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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.