Volusia County residents can participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at their choice of 20 sites along the beach and Halifax/Indian River from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21.
International Coastal Cleanup at 20 Sites in Volusia County on September 21
The county’s Environmental Management Division coordinates the annual event. Last year, 1,915 volunteers collected 7,356 pounds of trash.
How to Volunteer:
Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, drinking water in refillable bottles and buckets for collecting trash. They should wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and outdoor footwear. Some river locations have boat launches where participants are encouraged to bring their kayaks, paddleboards, canoes or motor boats to access hard-to-reach coastlines.
Volunteers can register online from Aug. 1 to 31.
Pre-registered volunteers will receive a cooling towel. For more information about the International Coastal Cleanup or organizing a beach cleanup, visit VolusiaSeaTurtles.org and click on the Beach Environment tab. For registration questions, contact Danielle Ramsey at DRamsey@Volusia.org. Contact Sami McCorkle at SMcCorkle@Volusia.org for other beach cleanup questions.
To find a listing of beach and river cleanup sites throughout the county or to sign up to volunteer, visit: Volusia.org/Cleanup