Volunteers needed to clean up beaches


Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from Volusia County beaches and waterways on Saturday, September 21 from 8 to 11 a.m. There are many starting points throughout the county from Bethune Beach in New Smyrna Beach to Ormond Beach.

130912_dt_community02Daytona Beach’s check-in point for beach cleanup is Sunsplash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Avenue, and Halifax Harbor Marina, 419 Basin Street for clean up in the Halifax River.

A special memento will be given to all preregistered participants.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring used plastic shopping bags and garden gloves. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes and bring plenty of water.

Last year 1,332 volunteers cleaned 6,943 pounds of trash off 57 miles of our coastlines.

More than 50 percent of the trash items collected in 2012 were related to shoreline and recreational activities like bottle caps, bags, plastic bottles and cans. About 43 percent of the trash collected was related to smoking.

For more information about the cleanup, please call Volusia County’s Environmental Management Office at (386) 238-4716. Register by going to http://www.volusia.org.



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