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Sign up for Coastal Clean-up at Cedar Point Park

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It’s time again for the International Coastal Clean Up!

Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to participate in this annual event scheduled for Saturday September 21 at 9:00 AM. Meet at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road in Englewood for supplies then choose your site: Cedar Point Environmental Park, Oyster Creek Regional Park, or Buck Creek Park. Kayaks are welcome.

This event is the largest beach and waterway cleanup program with volunteers around the world participating. Volunteers have collected data since 1986, and the numbers are used to raise awareness, identify hotspots for debris or unusual trash events, and inform policy solutions. In the 2012 Cleanup, 561,633 volunteers picked up over 10 million pounds of trash covering a distance of almost 18,000 miles (From Ocean Conservancy website). Trash doesn’t fall from the sky, it falls from human hands. In 2012, 60% of the debris collected and cataloged consisted of single-use disposable items.

Come help clean up your community. Bags, gloves and data sheets will be provided as well as light refreshments. T-shirts will be supplied to the first arrivals (while supplies last). Just bring a commitment to help. And remember, do your part every day by picking up trash that you see, not just during special clean ups.

This Clean-up effort is organized by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and is sponsored by Keep Charlotte Beautiful. Cedar Point Park is a Charlotte County facility located at 2300 Placida Road in Englewood. To register or for further information, call (941) 475-0769.

Additional Contact Information

Bobbi Rodgers

Resource Manager,, CHEC/Cedar Point Environmental Park

(941) 475-0769