This Saturday marks the 27th International Coastal Cleanup! This truly international event has people cleaning up coasts and waterways all around the world. Sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, the event gets people out picking up trash for one day, but also highlights the issue of an ever growing amount of debris and waste that goes into the ocean, rivers, and other water bodies. Life, both human and animal, depends on clean waters and coastlines, so it’s definitely a worthy cause!
Over the past 25 years, volunteers in 152 countries and locations have collected over almost 145 MILLION pounds of garbage and debris. Let’s keep it going….and hey, maybe not keep adding to that number while we’re at it. Leave only your footprints and pack out your trash!
This year, there are plenty of opportunities to take part, so no excuses….All events are on Saturday, September 15th. Events are free and open to the public.
8am - Sustainable Fernandina, Halls Beach Store, Pipeline Surf shop, and TJ Tattoos will be hosting a beach clean-up at the Sadler Road beach access. Bags and gloves will be provided along with refreshments.
9:30am - Join local US Green Building Council members at American Beach. Supplies will be provided and participants will receive free t-shirts.
2pm - Wild Amelia Nature Festival, in partnership with Fort Clinch State Park and Keep Nassau Beautiful, will host a beach cleanup at Fort Clinch. The cleanup will begin and end at the Fort Clinch parking lot. All park fees will be waived for participants, and bags, gloves, and water will be provided. The cleanup will be limited to the area around the Fort and a quarter mile towards the pier.
Let’s keep our beaches clean!