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31st Annual International Coastal Cleanup
The Indian River Lagoon and our beautiful beaches are essential to the local tourism and the heart of our community. While it is up to politicians and scientists to fix chemical pollution and release impacts on the Lagoon and Estuary, there is a form of pollution that is killing our wildlife and adding slow releasing toxins that you can prevent right now. Litter is a major issue in our waterways /and beaches. Not only is it entangling our birds and creatures, it negatively impacts our ecotourism economy. Keep Indian River Beautiful is recruiting volunteers to remove litter and marine debris on Saturday, September 17th at the International Coastal Cleanup. Join the millions of people worldwide cleaning up marine debris hosted by The Ocean Conservancy.
As part of the International Coastal Cleanup, our volunteers will not only improve our community, they will be collecting data to help track the litter locally and globally. This information will be used to pinpoint local needs and brought to the United Nations and other key political arenas to influence future World Ocean policies. Last year, cigarette butts again topped the list of most littered item in Indian River county.
Keep Indian River Beautiful provides supplies such as gloves, trash bags and hand sanitizer to all volunteers as well as T-shirts and other give away items. Community service hours are provided upon request.
T-shirt and supply sponsors are still needed.
Great American Cleanup 2016 Results
Volunteers - 400
Locations - 40
Pounds of Litter Removed - 3,000
Pounds of Recycle Diverted from landfill - 36,000
Miles cleaned - 40
Communities reached: City of Vero Beach, Fellsmere, Gifford, Indian River Shores, Orchid Island, Roseland, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Wabasso, Winter Beach
Waterways cleaned: Atlantic Ocean, Blue Cypress Marsh, Indian River Lagoon, Saint Sebastian River, Sebastian Inlet
Upcycle It! Boutique
A Reuse, Recycle Resource
The Indian River Mall
6200 20th Street #140
Vero Beach, FL 32966
Thursday/Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
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Our mission is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for community environments by involving volunteers in litter prevention, beautification, recycling, and conservation education. Learn how you can Keep Indian River Beautiful below.
Copyright © Keep Indian River Beautiful. All rights reserved. -P.O. Box 973, Vero Beach, FL 32961 - Phone (772) 226-7738
1st - register for International Coastal Cleanup
15th - register for Recycle Regatta
17th - International Coastal Cleanup
TBD - Tree Planting at Egret Marsh Stormwater Park
*Volunteer Opportunities are available. Please call for details.