The Ocean Conservancy organizes the International Coastal Cleanup each year. The Cedar Key community has been participating for over 10 years! Please come out and join us Saturday, September 16th for the 2023 coastal cleanup! The cleanup lasts from 8 AM – 12 PM. Volunteers receive a free lunch and t-shirt (while supplies last, pre-register for preferred sizing).
To participate, simply show up and check in at the Cedar Key City Marina from 8-9 AM. We provide trash bags assign you to an area. Volunteers will tally trash items as they collect them using the data sheets provided or using the Clean Swell app. Once finished, drop off your data sheets and trash to earn a t-shirt. Please bring your own gloves!
If you pre-register, when you drop off your bag(s) of trash and data card, your lunch and free t-shirt(s) will be ready and waiting. Shirt pre-claim period ends 9/9/23. Shirts are first come first serve for registrations after 9/9 or day-of registrants – as supplies last.
What’s this about data?
An important aspect of the International Coastal Cleanup is to tally up the types of trash that are collected. This helps track local and global trends in marine pollution so managers can target certain types of prevention and cleanup measures. We are asking you to tally the trash you collect as you go either using a paper data card or the Clean Swell App. We recommend assigning one member of your group to be the designated data collector to keep things clean and easy.