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Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Coastal Cleanup

The 2012 International Coastal Clean-up will take place in Sarasota County from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 (rain date Sept. 22).

To volunteer, contact Keep Sarasota County Beautiful by phone at (941) 861-5000 or by email at

Clean-up Locations

Bay Island Park
Bayfront Park and Marina
Bird Key Park
Brohard Beach
Casperson Beach
Centennial Park – Sarasota
Edwards Islands
Golden Beach
Ken Thompson Park
Lemon Bay Park & Nature Center
Lido Beach
Manasota Beach
Nokomis Beach
North Jetty Park
North Port – Assemble
At City Hall Parking Lot
Oscar Scherer State Park
Phillippi 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

Annually, there are two major cleanup events: The Great American Cleanup, a volunteer program which focuses heavily on picking up litter, including cigarette butts and The International Coastal Cleanup, promoting marine debris awareness. Special cleanup events may also be organized.