The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FLDEP) is inviting citizens to volunteer in the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 21. You can make a difference and help keep our beaches and oceans clean simply by providing a few hours of time on 9-21-13.
“The annual International Coastal Cleanup provides an opportunity for volunteers to help keep our beaches and coastal areas clean and free of pollution,” said Donald Forgione, Director of the Florida Park Service, "Volunteering in Florida's famous sunshine helps people connect with nature."
Discarded trash can cause injuries and deaths to marine life, and is a hazard to human health. Come out and get some sun and fun! See below for locations and times of clean-ups.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hillsborough River State Park, Thonotasassa, 8 to 11 a.m.
Oscar Scherer State Park, Osprey, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Avalon State Park, Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve, Pelican Harbor Marina, Miami, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Fort Pierce, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, 9 a.m
For more information visit the FLDEP's Coastal Office.