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Volunteer today for 2017 International Coastal Cleanup

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Sarasota County is are seeking community leaders, students, aquaholics, and do-gooders alike to join Keep Sarasota County Beautiful and participate in an international coastal cleanup effort this fall!

Living on the water’s edge is an experience unlike any other, and is probably no small part of why you chose to live near Sarasota Bay. On September 16 and October 28 water stewards and citizens WORLDWIDE will get their feet wet in an effort to beautify their waterways, bays, and oceans. Did you know that the equivalent of 22,000 jumbo jets of plastic enters our waterways annually?

Together we can fight the scourge of trash in our oceans, volunteers picked up over 18 million pounds of trash in 2016 alone! If you want to join the fight against ocean trash or just enjoy a good day on the water, then you owe it to yourself and your underwater backyard to come out and join us.

Your Sarasota County Water Resources team is raising awareness of the importance of our beautiful tidal creeks and will be sponsoring a paddle cleanup on Alligator Creek on September 16th and Phillippi Creek October 28th.

Hurry, as spots will fill up fast. Those who wish to participate but prefer to stay dry can choose from alternate locations throughout Sarasota County. Sign-up and additional information can be found on Sarasota County's website or call: 941-861-5000. We can’t wait to see you on the water!

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Cleaning supplies, including trash bags and gloves, will be provided by your cleanup leader on-site when you check in. Please remember to wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops).

Alligator Creek – Sept. 16 (Rain date Sept. 23)
Meeting Location: South Venice Yacht Club (4425 Yacht Club Dr., Venice)

Phillippi Creek – Oct. 28 (Rain date Nov. 4)
Meeting Location: Phillippi Estate Park (5500 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota)

Additional Contact Information

Nicole Iadevaia

Sarasota County Water Resources Team