Volunteers Needed For Beach And River Cleanup

By on August 1, 2016 in Community Stories

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Volusia County, FL– Volusia County residents can think globally and act locally during the International Coastal Cleanup and Halifax/Indian River Cleanup, set for
9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division is looking for
volunteers to remove trash from beaches, rivers and parks during this
worldwide event.

Last year, nearly 800,000 volunteers around the world collected more
than 18 million pounds of trash during the International Coastal
Cleanup, which is sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.

Volusia County combines the Coastal Cleanup with the Halifax/Indian
River Cleanup to enhance the environmental impact. Last year, 1,683
Volusia County volunteers collected 7,731 pounds of trash during the
cleanups.

In addition to taking part in the cleanup, residents can have a major
impact on marine debris simply by reducing the amount of waste they use
on a daily basis, noted cleanup coordinator Becki O’Keefe.

Volunteers can register online at www.volusia.org/cleanup from Aug. 1
through Sept. 2. Participants are asked to bring garden gloves, drinking
water, and buckets for collecting trash. They should wear a hat,
sunscreen, comfortable clothing and outdoor footwear.

Beach cleanup sites include:

● Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, 1800 N. Ocean Shore Blvd.,Ormond-by-the-Sea
● Tom Renick Park, 1575 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea
● Birthplace of Speed Park, 21 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond Beach
● Andy Romano Beachfront Park, 839 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach
● Sun Splash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
● Frank Rendon Park, 2705 Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores
● Winter Haven Park, 4589 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet
● North Beach Community Park, Sapphire Road and North Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
● Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park, Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
● 27th Avenue Park, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
● Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, 6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach

River cleanup sites include:

● Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave., Ormond Beach
● Cassen Park, 1 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
●  Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill
● Daytona Beach City Island Park, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
● Riverside Pavilion Park, 3431 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange
● Port Orange Causeway Park, 93 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange
● Turnbull Bay, between 2880 and 2902 Sunset Drive, New Smyrna Beach
● George Kennedy Park, 103 N. Riverside Drive, Edgewater
● River Breeze Park, 250 H.H. Burch Road, Oak Hill

Some river locations have boat launches where participants can bring
their kayaks, paddle boards, canoes or motor boats to access
hard-to-reach coastlines.

For more information contact Becki O’Keefe at bokeefe@volusia.org or
386-238-4773.

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