The Town of Surfside is proud to participate in Ocean Conservancy's 36th Annual International Coastal Cleanup
and encourages residents to join in on the eco-friendly initiative!
Taking place on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 - 11 a.m.
, Surfside volunteers will meet behind the Surfside Community Center.
The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest, one-day volunteer initiative for our oceans and waterways, and consists of volunteers around the world simultaneously joining efforts to reduce marine debris in their communities.
About International Coastal Cleanup:
Scientists estimate that more than 17 billion pounds of plastic enters our ocean every year threatening marine life from corals polyps to sharks, the health of people, and local economies. Over the past 36 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has brought together nearly 13 million people from over 150 countries to collect nearly 250 million pounds of trash along our coastlines and waterways. Every year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash picking up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.
By volunteering at ICC, you will be actively participating in a global citizen science project, not only by removing marine debris, but by also cataloguing and tallying what you find using the Ocean Conservancy’s data collection cards or Clean Swell app. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index that Ocean Conservancy compiles each year provides the only global snapshot of the marine debris littering coasts and waterways around the world.