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Pitch In for International Coastal Cleanup Day Sep 15

September 3, 2018 by SoWal Staff

The Annual International Coastal Cleanup is a day SoWal Beach lovers converge on the beach with a purpose!

Every year locals and visitors turn out to help clean up and this year in South Walton it is on Saturday, September 15th from 9-11 am. This year Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles and Walton County will be hosting the event at five South Walton Regional Beach Accesses with easily available parking, bathrooms and easy boardwalk access to the beach.

Our community is joining forces with millions of people worldwide to clean shores. It's a really Big Deal and we invite you to join us in this massive effort to improve our beach environment which will help protect our marine life and natural coastal settings.

Participants will get an International Coastal Cleanup t-shirt with Puffer on the front, be provided a trash bag and gloves, and send you on your way to clean up our beautiful Emerald Coast Beaches.

International Coastal Cleanup 2018 | South Walton Beach Access Locations:

Miramar Beach Regional Beach Access - 49. 
Seasonal Lifeguards, ADA Accessible (Center Walk Only) Restrooms, Parking, Beach Conditions Flag
2375 Scenic Gulf Dr.
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Dune Allen/Fort Panic Regional Beach Access - 43
Seasonal Lifeguards, ADA Accessible Restrooms, Parking, Beach Conditions Flag
5753 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Ed Walline Regional Beach Access - 39
Seasonal Lifeguards, ADA Accessible Restrooms, Parking, Beach Conditions Flag
4447 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Santa Clara Regional Beach Access - 17
Seasonal Lifeguards, ADA Accessible Restrooms, Parking, Beach Conditions Flag
3468 E. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Inlet Beach Regional Access - 2a, 2b, 2c
Seasonal Lifeguards, ADA Accessible (Center Walk Only) Restrooms, Parking, Beach Conditions Flag
438 South Orange Street Center
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

International Coastal Cleanup 2018 | South Walton State Park Locations:

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on International Coastal Cleanup Day for a beach cleanup on September 15, 2018 from 9:15a.m. - 11:30a.m.  Help keep the beach safe for the threatened and endangered species that call the beach home by minimizing the impact of marine debris on the beach and in the Gulf. 

To register as a beach cleanup volunteer please call 850-267-8330 and provide your name, email address, phone number and number of people coming. 

Volunteer check in is at Tram Stop #3 (after the 9am tram arrives). Volunteers need to bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather.  Gloves, trash bags and buckets will be provided. 

Registered volunteers receive free admission during event. For more information about International Coastal Cleanup Day and the park, please call the Ranger Station at 850-267-8330 or visit: www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill

Join Friends of Camp Helen State Park on September 15th for the 2018 Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Clean-up along the shores of Lake Powell at Camp Helen State Park beginning at 8am.

Hosted by: Lake Powell Community Alliance, St. Andrew Bay Watch and the Friends of Camp Helen

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

What to bring: closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, 'grabber', work gloves, water or refillable water bottle and snacks.

Please consider bringing your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join the armada of cleanup crews! If you do bring your watercraft, be sure to bring required life jackets, whistle, and other safety devices.

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

International Coastal Cleanup is a World Wide Event sponsored by Ocean Conservancy.

Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Ocean Conservancy encourages people around the world to suit up and head to their local beach or waterway on September 15th as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).

More info: Ocean Conservancy

 

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