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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Sami McCorkle at email@example.com for other beach cleanup questions.