Florida’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, but they are also under threat from pollution and other environmental hazards. In order to protect our shores and preserve the health of our oceans, let’s all do our part to perform beach clean-ups that keep our shores clean and free from debris.
Coastline Clean-Ups Pack a Punch
Simply, one of the most effective ways to make a difference is through beach cleanups. These volunteer events bring together people from all walks of life to collect trash and other waste from our beaches. Prevent this waste from entering the ocean and harming marine life by picking it up as soon as possible. These beach clean-ups don’t just have a positive impact on the environment. They also provide an opportunity for people to connect with their community and take action on issues that matter to them.
IDEAS For Us volunteers clean up New Smyrna Beach in 2022.
Shore Up to Save the Planet
Fortunately, many organizations and programs make it easy to get involved in beach clean-ups. For example, the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer effort for the ocean, mobilizing millions of people around the world to clean up their local beaches and waterways. Similarly, the Surfrider Foundation has a network of volunteer-led beach cleanup events throughout the year, helping to keep our shores clean and healthy.
Indeed, by volunteering for beach cleanups and supporting other environmental initiatives, we can make a positive impact on the world around us. So next time you visit a Florida beach, consider bringing a trash bag and doing your part to keep our shores clean and healthy for generations to come.
Join Us at New Smyrna Beach!
This Month, on Saturday, February 25th, join IDEAS For Us and American Conservation Coalition in cleaning up New Smyrna Beach! We will be meeting at the 27th Ave Beachfront Park at our tents. Volunteers will gather and then clean up the beach together while playing beach clean up bingo! We will have refreshments and space to relax, so feel free to bring your beach set up.
The parking information and additional details will be sent to those who sign up. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.