Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful is organizing cleanups as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from beaches, waterways, lakes, rivers and parks. Volunteers can use the Clean Swell app (free for download on smart phones) to contribute their data on the trash collected in real time.
This year in Palm Beach County, local volunteers will gather at multiple locations on the official date of Saturday, Sept. 21, with additional cleanup dates before and after the official worldwide event. Most cleanup events begin at 8 a.m., with some later start times. For a list of sites, dates and times, visit www.keeppbcbeautiful.org or call (561) 686-6646. Community service hours will be given.
Volunteers should pre-register by contacting the volunteer coordinators listed for each site. Volunteers are encouraged to wear hats, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and bring water. Most supplies will be provided at their chosen location, but they should verify with the coordinator. Free International Coastal Cleanup t-shirts will be given to volunteers while supplies last.