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International Coastal & Halifax River Cleanup

2015 International Coastal Cleanup
Sept. 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Thanks for your interest in keeping our beaches and waterways beautiful! Please click here to register your family or group.

The 2015 International Coastal Cleanup will be held on September 19, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Registration will open August 1, 2015 and close prior to the event, September 4th.

Each September, volunteers around the WORLD work together to clean beaches, rivers and other waterways. Volunteers document every piece of trash they find on standardized trash tally data cards, which will be provided to you. This information is used by the Ocean Conservancy to produce the world’s only state-by-state, country-by-country Marine Debris Index. By understanding sources of marine debris, we can work together to solve this problem. Please be prepared to work as a team and have a person designated to write down the amount and type of trash you pick up as you remove it from the coast! Data cards and writing utensils will be provided!

There are several different sites to report to along the beach and along the Halifax river. Volunteers are asked to report to one of these sites to sign-in, receive trash bags, plastic gloves and trash tally cards:

Beach Sites:

Bicentennial Park                                                                  
1800 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond-By-The-Sea

Tom Renick Park                                                                      
1575 Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond-By-The-Sea

Andy Romano Park                                                                  
839 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach

Sunsplash Park                                                                        
611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach

Frank Rendon Park                                                                  
2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores

Winter Haven Park                                                                  
4589 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet

North Beach Community Park                                                 
1100 N. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
Corner of Sapphire Road & North Atlantic Ave.

Flagler Avenue Beachfront Park                                                
100 Buenos Aires St., New Smyrna Beach
Corner of Flagler Ave. & Buenos Aires

27th Avenue Park                                                                    
3701 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach

Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park                                             
6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach

River Sites:

Sanchez Park                                                                          
329 Sanchez Ave., Ormond Beach
Adjacent to the south end of Tomoka State Park and Thompson’s Creek
1 mile southwest of Ormond Beach Middle School

Cassen Park                                                                            
1 S. Beach Street, Ormond Beach
Just south of Granada Blvd. on Beach St, across from the Ormond Library
Additional parking available at City Hall/Ormond Library

Sunrise Park North                                                                   
1135 Riverside Dr., Holly Hill
Just north of LPGA Blvd. on Riverside Dr.

Riverside Park                                                                         
231 Riverside Dr., Holly Hill
Just north of Seabreeze on Riverside Dr.

Daytona Beach City Island Park                                                
105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach

Riverside Pavilion Park                                                           
3431 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange
0.4 miles north of Dunlawton Ave. on Ridgewood Ave.

Port Orange Causeway Park    [FULL]                                              
93 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange
Located at the large boat ramps under the Dunlawton Bridge

Turnbull Bay                                                                            
Between 2880 & 2902 Sunset Dr., New Smyrna Beach
River access point at the west end of Willard St.
[BOATER SITE: Bring water shoes]

George Kennedy Park                                                               
103 N. Riverside Dr., Edgewater
Just north of Park Ave, across from Edgewater City Hall

River Breeze Park                                                                     
250 H.H. Burch Rd, Oak Hill
6.0 miles south of Indian River Blvd/SR-442 off of US1

Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes and hats. Please bring sunscreen, water or drinks and work gloves.  Rakes, shovels, and trash grabbers may be helpful but are not necessary.  Trash bags and latex gloves will be available for use. To reduce the amount of waste from being generated by the event, volunteers may also want to bring buckets for trash collection and use work gloves instead of plastic gloves.

From product design, purchasing choices, to waste disposal, we all have a role to play in keeping our oceans clean and eliminating marine debris. Individuals can take steps every day to protect our oceans – everyone counts. Reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse and RETHINK your connection to the ocean. Join us to help keep the coasts beautiful all year long!

A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” TO: Republic Services, Waste Pro, F.I.N.D. (Florida Inland Navigation District), and the Ocean Conservancy.

For more information about the event or to learn how you can be involved, please contact Becki O’Keefe at (386) 736-5927 Ext. 12330 or bokeefe@volusia.org.

Click here to register  [Registration will close September 4, 2015]

Click here for 2014 ICC Results  

Ginger Adair

Lee Stone
Admin Coordinator II


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