Lake Powell and International Coastal Cleanup Day on SUP Radio
September 16, 2013 by Leslie Kolovich
Bringing people together in the name of conservation is always a lot of fun, and what better way than a waterway cleanup? Well, there’s one coming up on Lake Powell – the largest of Northwest Florida’s very rare coastal dune lakes and home to World Paddle for the Planet October 10 – 13. Tune in as a special guest joins host Leslie Kolovich and Christian Wagley to talk about the upcoming cleanup and a bit more about coastal dune lakes on The Paddler’s Planet.
Special guest Emily Ellis is a member of the Lake Powell Community Alliance, an active and passionate group that works to preserve and protect the very special place that is Lake Powell. Emily tells us more about the lake and the cleanup coming up on Saturday, September 21.
This event is one of thousands being held that day as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, a global effort to remove trash from our coastal beaches and inland waterways.
While litter is far from the biggest problem in our waterways, it’s a very visible and tangible one. After all, it’s hard to enjoy a paddle while gliding past discarded cups and bottles. Plus, it can have an impact on wildlife like sea turtles, which sometimes mistakenly consume plastic bags that look like their normal prey of jellyfish.
Many thanks to Emily and the Lake Powell Community Alliance. Because of them we’ll all enjoy a clean lake at World Paddle for the Planet Day. Learn more about coastal dune lakes and the cleanup on Lake Powell on The Paddler’s Planet podcast. Click here to to hear the podcast now on The SUP Radio Show.
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Join the Team / Keep it Clean Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup is September 21, 2013, 8am-2pm, at Lake Powell Park (boat ramp) and Camp Helen State Park. The cleanup will last until noon followed by lunch by donation, eco-booths and raffle drawings at Lake Powell Park.
This event is hosted by Lake Powell Community Alliance, St Andrews Bay Resource Management Association and Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and other local groups will be there.
Be sure to wear closed toed shoes, hat, sunscreen! Feel free to bring work gloves, grabber, boat, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, lifejacket and whistle.
Lake Cleanup 9am-noon
Lunch / Eco-booths / Chance Drawing noon-2pm
SoWal Events Calendar | Lake Powell Cleanup Sept 21