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Registration for International Coastal Cleanup opens Aug. 1

Posted On: July 11, 2019

Volusia County residents can participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at their choice of 20 sites along the beach and Halifax/Indian River from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

The county’s Environmental Management Division coordinates the annual event. Last year, 1,915 volunteers collected 7,356 pounds of trash.

Volunteers can register online at www.volusia.org/cleanup from Aug. 1 to 31. Pre-registered volunteers will receive a cooling towel.

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 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores
  • Van Avenue Park, 3101 S. 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, 100 Buenos Aires St., 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
  • Sunrise Park North, 1135 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill 
  • Daytona Beach City Island Park, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
  • Riverwalk 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

Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, drinking water in refillable bottles, and buckets for collecting trash. They should wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and outdoor footwear. Some river locations have boat launches where participants are encouraged to bring their kayaks, paddleboards, canoes or motor boats to access hard-to-reach coastlines.

For more information about the International Coastal Cleanup or organizing a beach cleanup, visit www.volusiaseaturtles.org and click on the beach environment tab. For registration questions, contact Danielle Ramsey at dramsey@volusia.org. Contact Sami McCorkle at smccorkle@volusia.org for other beach cleanup questions.