2019 Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup

Please join us for a fun-filled day of helping our coast!

The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy – the Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join us for the cleanup from 8 AM – 12 PM on Sept 21st, 2019. Volunteers will receive a free lunch and t-shirt (while supplies last). Will you join us this year? RSVP on our Facebook event.Cedar Key international coastal cleanup

To participate, simply show up and check in at the Cedar Key City Marina (1st and A street) between 7 and 8 AM on Sept 21st to pick up trash bags and get assigned to an area. We also need help counting and sorting the items collected and if you want to help with this part, head on down to the Marina around 10:30 AM. Please bring your own gloves!

More info from the Ocean Conservancy

Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. In past years, the top 10 items collected during cleanups are single-use plastics. Check out this post for ways you can fight the global takeover of plastics!

statistics on 2018 coastal cleanup

A problem as big as plastic in the ocean requires a big response! By participating in the International Coastal Cleanup, you can make a difference. You’ll join millions of volunteers just like you, who love the ocean and want to protect it. https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/

Graphic courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy


Posted: August 21, 2019

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: Cedar Key, Cleanup, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Plastic, Pollution

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