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International Coastal Cleanup @ Camp Helen State Park

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What: International Coastal Cleanup @ Camp Helen State Park
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Camp Helen State Park

Come out and join beach loving locals and for the Ocean Conservancy’s 2016 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17. We can all help keep our beautiful beaches clean and pristine - from beach to bay, and along coastal dune lakes.

This year, several efforts are underway on the beach, in parks and along bay shores. See below for area events coordinated by Lake Powell Community Alliance along the shores of Lake Powell at Camp Helen State Park. 

The Lake Powell Community Alliance (LPCA) together with the St. Andrew Bay Resource Management Association (RMA), Friends of Camp Helen State Park, Bay County Audubon and our local neighborhoods invite you to participate in a community effort to cleanup Lake Powell. Sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th at the Lake Powell Park [boat ramp behind Publix] or at Camp Helen State Park. The cleanup will last until noon. After the cleanup, learn about conservation efforts of the LPCA, RMA (aka St. Andrew Bay Watch), Bay County Audubon, Turtle Watch and other groups at their 'Eco-booths' in Lake Powell Park. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 75 volunteers to register! Participate in a 'Chance Drawing' to win some very nice prizes!

In our little corner of the earth, we have a very unique and precious resource. LAKE POWELL was designated an Outstanding Florida Waterway in 1991. It is among the largest of the rare Coastal Dune Lakes which occur in only a few places around the world. Lake Powell is known for its beauty and biodiversity, as well as its exceptional recreational and educational opportunities. The Lake Powell Community Alliance (LPCA) is dedicated to protecting this natural resource.

This is a great opportunity to bring our community together for a common cause! Individuals and teams are welcome. Participants will be given a choice of areas to clean up with access by walking, wading, boating, or paddling. So JOIN the TEAM KEEP it CLEAN! 

What to bring: closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, 'grabber', work gloves, water, and snacks.
Please consider bringing your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join the armada of cleanup crews! If you do bring your watercraft, please bring required life jackets, whistle, and safety devices.

We will provide: vinyl gloves, garbage bags, data cards, coffee and donuts, water, and snacks.

8:00 - 9:00 am -- Sign-in and Orientation
9:00 - 12:00 noon -- Lake Clean-up
12:00 - Group Photo
12:15 - Chance Drawing

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LAKE POWELL COMMUNITY ALLIANCE Mission: A community initiative dedicated to preserving the water quality and biodiversity of the globally rare and imperiled Lake Powell ecosystem through education, habitat restoration, watershed-based planning and community partnerships.


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