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Volunteers Needed for International Coastal Cleanup in Pasco

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 13, 2018

Teams of volunteers will clean up trash throughout Pasco County Sept. 15

Lend a hand and take pride in transforming your community. 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 15, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon.

“Over the years we’ve had thousands of volunteers participate, showcasing the commitment and spirit in our community,” said Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King.  “We hope to continue to grow in the future.”

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
  • Wesley Chapel

Anyone who would like to volunteer for the Pasco County Coastal Cleanup can contact Kristen King at 727.856.7252 or [email protected].

Trash bags and water 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.

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