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Sarasota County Seeks Volunteers for Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 24

Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) is seeking volunteers to help clean coastal and other areas during the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 24, at sites throughout Sarasota County. Volunteers can sign up for the 2011 Coastal Cleanup by contacting Keep Sarasota County Beautiful at 941-861-5399.

"This is one of our most popular events every year because so much of the Sarasota community lifestyle revolves around the beaches. It is a lot of fun with many groups making it a social event with beach parties and gatherings after they get done at their location," said Sandra Washington, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful manager. The 2011 cleanup will include coastal areas and interior sites at the following locations:

Bay Island Park
Bayfront Park and Marina
Bird Key Park
Brohard Beach
Caspersen Beach
Centennial Park
Edwards Islands
Golden Beach
Ken Thompson Park
Lemon Bay Park and Nature Center
Lido Beach
Manasota Beach
Nokomis Beach
North Jetty Park
North Port -- assemble at the city hall parking lot
Oscar Scherer State Park
Philippi Estate Park
Quick Point Nature Preserve
Rattlesnake Island Ringling Causeway
Service Club Park
Siesta Beach
South Jetty Beach
South Lido Beach
Turtle Beach
Venice Beach
Venice Fishing Pier
Whitaker Bayou

The event is sponsored by Waste Management, Eager Beaver Car Wash, Applebee's, Titan America, Radar Recyclable, Armour Tight Concrete, Livingston's Amusement Park and Publix Super Markets. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.

Coastal Cleanup volunteers can pick up their free T-shirt, while supplies last, and cleanup supplies at the KSCB office, 1660 Ringling Blvd., fifth floor, Sarasota, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the week of Sept. 19.

For more information on volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or visit, keyword search KSCB.