International Coastal Cleanup Day


Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean and waterways this September 19 from 8:30 am-11:30 am. The 2009 International Coastal Cleanup Day is an international program in 100 countries sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy encouraging people to remove trash from shorelines and underwater, in beaches and waterways.  

Site coordinators will collect data cards so behaviors that cause pollution can be avoided and sources of debris can be identified. A comprehensive overview of the of the global marine debris problem is distributed to government leaders, journalists and advocates so important solutions can be made public and people become aware of their responsibilities of protecting the shorelines. 

Join the World’s Largest One-Day Cleanup Effort. There are thousands of cleanup sites across the United States at which you can volunteer. In Franklin County Florida, the Apalachicola Riverkeepers will sponsor the event that will take place at the Coastal Areas between Apalachicola and Alligator Point. For more information and to sign up, call 850-653-8936.