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Florida Coastal Cleanup 2005
(International Coastal Cleanup)
September 17, 2005 ***alternative dates indicated below

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world's largest, one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. Every September, volunteers from over 100 countries decend on local beaches, rivers, lakes and canals to show their commitment to cleaner waterways.  The Ocean Conservancy, the world's largest organization focusing exclusively on the health of the marine environment, has sponsored this annual event for the past 19 years.

In our state, the Florida Coastal Cleanup (FCC)  is much more than just removing trash. By using detailed, standardized data cards, volunteers gather valuable information about the types and sources of debris found. Analyzed and tracked year by year, this information serves as a powerful tool for educating the public, influencing public policy, and effecting positive behavioral change on the part of individuals, organizations, and communities.

  The collection of this data by cleanup volunteers of all ages and the resulting report prepared by The Ocean Conservancy is used in the following ways:

  • To raise awareness of the quantities and types of marine debris;
  • To determine the various sources of marine debris;
  • To evaluate the impact of marine debris on wildlife and habitat;
  • To assist in the enforcement of regulations against illegal dumping;
  • To influence industries that manufacture products that cause harm to the marine environment.

Palm Beach County will participate in the ICC /FCC, again this year due to the efforts of Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. (KPBCB), a non-profit that coordinates the local event. Palm Beach County volunteers will clean sites from Boca Raton to Tequesta and will receive free t-shirts to commemorate the event and their efforts. Volunteers who turn in completed data cards will also receive a commemorative FCC bracelet.

Volunteers should pre-register and get additional information by contacting the site/volunteer coordinator below for the site they're interested in, or KPBCB by phone at (561) 686-6646 or by email at keeppbc@bellsouth.net . Report times for most sites is 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Community Service hours are given!

2005 Florida Coastal Cleanup Sites

Boca Raton

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center ***start time 8:30 a.m
1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Elliott  (561) 338-1542

Delray Beach

Sandoway House Nature Center  ***start time 9:00 a.m.
142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach
Volunteer Coordinator: Nicole Householder (561) 274-7263

Lake Ida Park
2929 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach
*Meet at the East Pavilion
Sponsored by the City of Delray Beach
Volunteer Coordinator: Jennifer Buce (561) 243-7138

Boynton Beach/Ocean Ridge

Ocean Inlet (Boynton Inlet) Park
6990 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge
Volunteer Coordinator: Elizabeth Eubanks (561)
588 9050

Boat Club Park - Intracoastal/Mangrove Park
Federal Highway one block south of Gateway Blvd, Boynton Beach
Volunteer Coordinator: Bill Wilsher (561) 966-6636

Oceanfront Park
*Meet a Pavilion - lower parking lot
6451 North Ocean Blvd. (A1A), Ocean Ridge
Volunteer Coordinator: Gary Soloman

Ocean Ridge Beach between Old Ocean Blvd and Anna and Adams Street
*Meet at Ocean Ridge Town Hall 6450 N. Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge
Sponsored by the Garden Club of Ocean Ridge and the Town of Ocean Ridge
Volunteer Coordinator: Cindy Martel (561) 733-9994

Lake Worth

Lake Worth Beach
*Meet at Upper Park (south side of casino) in Parking Lot across from Beach
Sponsored by Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Inc.
Volunteer Coordinator: Kathy King (561) 649-9600

Lake Osborne/John Prince Park
*Meet at north boat ramp - use entrance to John Prince Park off of Lake Worth Rd
Sponsored by PBC Department of Environmental Resources Management
Volunteer Coordinator: Ann Mathews (561) 233-2426

Palm Beach

Phipps Ocean Park
2145 South Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach
(1.6 miles north of Lake Worth Beach)
*Meet at picnic tables next to Fire Station
Sponsored by Parrot Heads of the Palm Beaches
Volunteer Coordinator: Joanne Squires (561) 627-5506

Lake Worth Lagoon Sanctuary Islands
*Meet at Southern Blvd. Causeway (south side), Palm Beach
*Volunteers transported by boat to the Islands - wear closed toed shoes
Sponsored by the Florida Dept of Environmental Protection
Volunteer Coordinator:  Kathryn Tunnell (561) 681-6759

West Palm Beach

Okeechobee Blvd between 1-95 and Australian Ave, West Palm Beach
Meet at the Marriott Hotel parking lot
Sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach Beautification Advisory Committee
Volunteer Coordinator: Stephen Sunday (561) 856-9870

Summa Beach
Meet at the corner of Flagler Drive and Summa Rd., West Palm Beach
Sponsored by the Southend Neighborhood
Volunteer Coordinator: Caroline Koons (561) 951-4122

Riviera Beach/Palm Beach Shores (Singer Island)

Riviera Beach Municipal Beach
Meet on east side of Ocean Mall
Riviera Beach
Sponsored by the City of Riviera Beach and the
United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps - Palm Beach Division
Volunteer Coordinator: Don Jacovovitz (561) 845-4066 or
                                    Dave Boucher (561) 790-6823

Palm Beach Shores Beach
Meet at the dune crossover east end of Edwards Lane between the Marriott and Seaspray Motel
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Shores Property Owners Association
Volunteer Coordinator: Nelle Ball (561) 848-8145

North Palm Beach

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 State Road 703 (A1A), North Palm Beach
*Meet at the Nature Center Amphitheater
Volunteer Coordinator: Tiffany Reinson (561) 624-6950

Jupiter/Tequesta

Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island
19450 State Road 707
Tequesta
*Meet just south of Coral Cove Park on Beach Road
Sponsored by Surfrider Foundation

Volunteer Coordinator: Josh Brown (561) 346-2541

Dubois Park/Jupiter Beach
Sponsored by Powers, McNalis & Torres, PA
*Meet at the North Pavilion on Jupiter Beach
Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Torres (561) 842-6824

Carlin Park
Sponsored by the Perry Institute of Marine Science
Volunteer Coordinator: Jocelyn O'Neill (561) 741-0192 ext 113

Abacoa Greenway
*Meet at Starbucks, Abacoa Plaza 5500 Military Trail, Suite 2, Jupiter
Sponsored by Abacoa Partnership for Community - Greenway Committee
Volunteer Coordinator: Ed Maietta (561) 799-8526

Loxahatchee River/Jupiter Farms Community
Meet at SIRWCD Headquarters and Riverbend Park
Sponsored by the Jupiter Farms Environmental Council, Loxahatchee River Coalition and Jupiter Farms Community
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Kennedy (561) 762-7220

Jupiter Inlet Natural Area - ***event scheduled for September 24  8:00a.m.-Noon
Meet at the Jupiter Lighthouse Park
Event held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day
Sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management
Volunteer Coordinator:  Neal White (561) 743-6005

Ocean Cay Park - ***event scheduled for October 1  8:00a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Marcinski and A1A, Jupiter
* Meet at the Anita Lankler Pavilion
Sponsored by the Friends of Jupiter Beach
Volunteer Coordinator: Joan Ross (561) 818-7608

The Acreage

130th Avenue Canal
Meet at Indian Trail Improvement District 13476 61st Street, The Acreage
Volunteer Coordinator:  Penny Riccio (561) 793-0874 or (561) 792-1186

Belle Glade

Belle Glade Marina
Sponsored by the City of Belle Glade and the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer Coordinator: Dante Dowers (561) 992-1622

Please check back soon for more Florida Coastal Cleanup sites in Palm Beach County.


2005 Local Corporate Sponsors:

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kab.jpg (3244 bytes) Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc.
1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 210
West Palm Beach, FL  33409
Phone (561) 686-6646
Fax (561) 686-6642
keepPBC@bellsouth.net

 

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