Coastal Cleanup set for September 17th

The 31st Annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), taking place on September 17th this year, is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect the ocean. Sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, it has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day in last year’s ICC. They have recorded every item found, providing a clear picture of the manufactured items impacting the health of humans, wildlife, and economies. The body of data from the ICC has inspired action to rid the ocean of harmful trash. To join this year’s Coastal Cleanup, visit the Ocean Conservancy’s website to find out locations and times for your coastal community.

Cleanup of the Cedar Key shoreline and outlying islands will occur from 8:00 AM until Noon. Impacts from Hurricane Hermine make this year’s cleanup more important than ever. Volunteers are to pick-up trash bags at the Cedar Key Marina. You can cleanup from boat, kayak or on foot. In conjunction with Cedar Key’s Coastal Cleanup, the DACS Division of Aquaculture is sponsoring a cleanup effort targeting clam farming gear. From September 11 through 17, a dumpster will be located at the City Marina for clammers, boaters, or anyone to deposit recovered cover netting, clam bags, and any other discarded farming gear.

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