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International Coastal & Halifax/Indian River Cleanup


 

Join us for the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup
and 
26th annual Halifax/Indian River Cleanup

September 20, 2014
8 to 10:30 am

Thanks for your interest in keeping our beaches and waterways beautiful! 
Registration is closed!

A clean-up memento will be given to pre-registered participants

Registration will be open from Aug. 1 through Sept. 10. Please register your number of participants online only once during this time.  It is ideal to have all your information correct  (i.e. number of people and desired location) before registering. We have no limits on how many people can participate at this event!

If you need to adjust your numbers or location after you register, call Volusia County Environmental Management at 386-736-5927 and speak to Kathy Ebding.

If you have a large group of volunteers, you can arrange for a private clean-up location. This will help spread out the beautification effort along our coastlines. Contact staff at 386-238-4716 or sbell@volusia.org to register for a private site and do not register at the above link.

Once registered, please arrive at your selected site at 8 a.m. Sept. 20 to sign in and get your supplies, which includes a trash tally data card. To reduce the waste produced by the clean-up, please bring plastic shopping bags (for trash collection) and garden gloves (to reduce the use of plastic gloves). Trash grabbers (and rakes or shovels for river sites only) may be helpful, but are not necessary. Wear sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring plenty of water!

Volunteers around the world work together to clean beaches, rivers and other waterways. They document every piece of trash they find on standardized trash tally data cards, which will be provided. 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. 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.

From product design and 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 F.I.N.D. (Florida Inland Navigation District), the Ocean Conservancy, Waste Pro, Republic Services, Body Glove SURGE, Walgreens, New Smyrna Beach Home Depot, CFB Outdoors, Inc, Marine Discovery Center and the Marine Science Center.

2014 LOCATIONS:

***FULL***Ormond-by-the-Sea: Bicentennial Park, 1800 N. Oceanshore Blvd.*Beach Site
Ormond-by-the-Sea: Tom Renick Park, 1575 Oceanshore Blvd. *Beach Site
Ormond Beach: Andy Romano Park, 839 S. Atlantic Ave. *Beach Site
Ormond Beach: Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave. *BOATER or WALKER SITE
***CANCELED*** Ormond Beach: Cassen Park, 1 S. Beach St. *BOATER or WALKER SITE
Holly Hill: Sunrise Park, 1125 Riverside Drive *Walker Site
***FULL*** Daytona Beach: Sun Splash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave. *Beach Site
Daytona Beach: Daytona Beach City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. *Walker Site
***FULL***Daytona Beach Shores: Frank Rendon Park, 2705 Atlantic Ave. *Beach Site
Port Orange: Riverside Pavilion Park, 3431 Ridgewood Ave. *Walker Site
Port Orange: Port Orange Causeway Park, 93 Dunlawton Ave. *BOATER or WALKER SITE
***FULL***Ponce Inlet: Winter Haven Park, 4589 S. Atlantic Ave. *Beach Site
New Smyrna Beach: Turnbull Bay, Between 2880 and 2902 Sunset Drive, *BOATER SITE
New Smyrna Beach: North Beach Community Park, Sapphire Road and North Atlantic Ave.  *Beach Site
***FULL***New Smyrna Beach: Flagler Beach Park, Flagler Avenue and Buenos Aires *Beach Site
New Smyrna Beach: 27th Avenue Park, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave. *Beach Site
New Smyrna Beach: Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, 6656 S. Atlantic Ave. *Beach Site
Edgewater: George Kennedy Park, 103 N. Riverside Drive *BOATER or WALKER SITE                                           
Oak Hill: River Breeze Park, 250 H.H. Burch Road *BOATER or WALKER SITE

In 2013, Volusia County hosted 46 clean-up locations. A total of 1,775 volunteers collected 8,315 pounds of trash from 83 miles of our coastlines on foot, kayak, paddleboard, canoe, motorboat and by scuba.

Visit the Ocean Conservancy to read more about the worldwide success of the 2013 International Coastal Clean-up.

For more information about the International Coastal Cleanup visit www.oceanconservancy.org or contact Stacey Bell at (386) 238-4716 or sbell@volusia.org for local information.

Learn more about trash:

Trash is one of the most widespread pollution problems threatening our oceans and waterways worldwide – yet it’s entirely preventable. Marine debris is more than an eyesore. It is a threat to marine wildlife and ecosystems. It undermines tourism and economic activity, potentially threatening our food supply and human health. When we trash our ocean, we trash our life support system.

To read more about marine debris.

Ginger Adair
Director
gadair@volusia.org

Lee Stone
Admin Coordinator II
lstone@volusia.org

 

Toll free landlines
when calling from:

West Volusia
386-736-5927

Daytona Beach
386-254-4612

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3303