COME AND HELP CLEAN THE BEACH!!
All of us are being encouraged to play a role in preserving Volusia County’s beaches by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup from 8:30 – 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 25th. This worldwide annual event, hosted by the Ocean Conservancy, features many locations along the coast for people interested in helping to clean up the beach.
Last year in Volusia County, more than 800 volunteers removed 3,900 pounds of trash from local beaches.
Volunteers can participate in the cleanup at the following locations:
** Bicentennial Park, 1800 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea
** Tom Renick Park, 1575 Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea Rockefeller Drive off-beach parking area, 442 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach
** Sun Splash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
** Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores Toronita off-beach parking area, 4200 S. Atlantic Ave., Wilbur-by-the-Sea
** Winter Haven Park, 4589 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet Oceanview off-beach parking area, 4703 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet
** North Beach Neighborhood Park, 1100 N. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
** Flagler Avenue beach approach, Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach 27th Avenue Park, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
** Hiles off-beach parking area, 4516 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach
Residents can register to participate in the cleanup at www.oceanconservancy.org/cleanup.
Pre-registered participants will receive a Coastal Cleanup reusable bag at the end of the event.
Participants should check in between 8:30 and 9 AM next Saturday, at their designated location.
Participants are encouraged to bring used plastic shopping bags to separate recyclables from trash; wear comfortable clothes; and bring drinking water, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen.
This year, participants also are invited to help coordinate the efforts as “lead volunteers” who will assist with checking people in, explaining the tally cards, distributing supplies and giveaways, and helping compile site data.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Stacey Bell at 386-238-4716.
Why not make it a weekend and enjoy the freshly cleaned beach!! We would love for you to visit us at the Night Swan Intracaostal B & B!!
See you soon!
Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast