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Volunteers Needed for International Coastal Cleanup in Pasco

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on September 8, 2019

~~Teams of volunteers to clean up trash throughout Pasco County Sept. 21~~

Volunteers Needed for International Coastal Cleanup in Pasco

Help transform your community and keep our coastal areas clean! Pasco County, in partnership with Keep Pasco Beautiful, is seeking volunteers to help clean our public lands, roads and waterways.  The annual International Coastal Cleanup will be held throughout Pasco County Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

“1,823 volunteers participated in the International Coastal Cleanup last year, showcasing the commitment and spirit in our community,” said Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King. “We hope to have even more volunteers take part this year.”

Teams will be cleaning up at various locations throughout Pasco County, including:

  • Anclote Gulf Park and Strauber Memorial Highway in Holiday
  • Port Richey
  • Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
  • Hudson Beach
  • Lacoochee
  • Dade City
  • Land O’ Lakes
  • City of New Port Richey

If you’d like to volunteer for the Pasco County Coastal Cleanup, please register online here: www.keeppascobeautiful.org/coastal-cleanup.

Trash bags will be provided and T-shirts will be given to volunteers while supplies last.  

The local cleanups, mobilized by Ocean Conservancy, are part of the largest worldwide volunteer effort on behalf of ocean health.  The purpose is to clean up and track the trash collected.   More than 8 million metric tons of plastic trash ends up in our oceans every year.  For more than 30 years, volunteers from around the world have provided a snapshot of the total amount of trash and plastic on our beaches, coasts and waterways – keeping more than 228 million pounds of trash out of our oceans.

For more information about Keep Pasco Beautiful, click here: keeppascobeautiful.org.

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