Coastal Cleanup Finale Gets Volunteers, Results
CLEARWATER - City of Clearwater staff led volunteers who collected and disposed of nearly four tons of trash and debris at multiple sites during the final two weekends of the Keep Pinellas Beautiful Florida Coastal Cleanup.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Clearwater Parks & Recreation Department and Environmental Engineering Division worked at Edgewater Drive Park, the city's Shuffleboard Club grounds and Stevenson's Creek. Forty people donated 86 volunteer hours, including 5 kayakers. The volunteers removed 3,000 pounds of trash, debris and invasive plants from the sites.
The Coastal Cleanup finale was held Saturday, Oct. 27, downtown Clearwater. Beginning at Clearwater City Hall, 77 volunteers collected 2.91 tons of trash in the city's downtown core.
Keep Pinellas Beautiful is a non-profit organization that promotes litter disposal, recycling and sound solid waste practices to protect and improve the area's environment and the beauty of the community. In 2006, 1,993 volunteers from 11 area municipalities patrolled 71.95 miles of area coastline and collected 83,756 lbs. of trash and debris. Each spring, the organization also participates in the nationwide Great American Coastal Cleanup.
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