Please help us help the coast!
The International Coastal Cleanup is an annual event organized by the Ocean Conservancy. The Cedar Key community has been participating for 15 years! Please come out and join us for the cleanup from 8 AM – 12 PM on Sept 19th, 2020. Volunteers will receive a free shark t-shirt. Will you join us this year?
***NOTE: To help things run more smoothly at the contactless check-in, the event organizer (City of Cedar Key) is requesting pre-registrations this year at the Eventbrite registration page. ***
Volunteers should send only ONE MEMBER of their group to check in at the Cedar Key City Marina (1st and A street) between 7 and 8 AM on Sept 19th to pick up trash bags and other cleanup gear and be assigned to a shoreline to clean up. There will NOT be trash sorting this year. Volunteers will tally their items during their cleanup using either the Clean Swell App or a paper data card (provided). This year, there will be extra safety measures in place to ensure a safe volunteering experience.
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. Below are the top 10 items found in Cedar Key in last year’s cleanup. Check out this post for ways you can fight the global takeover of plastics!
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