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Marine debris removal volunteer day Mar. 25 at Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek Waterway

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The event, sponsored by Pinellas County and Keep Pinellas County Beautiful, will be part of the annual Great American Cleanup

Each year, community members and organizations like Keep Pinellas Beautiful, work with local governments to identify areas that are inundated with marine debris. The Great American Cleanup is a campaign through which Keep Pinellas Beautiful will be hosting numerous sites throughout Pinellas County. Dedicated site captains, volunteers and team members plan to remove a large amount of potentially hazardous materials from our creeks, watersheds and oceans.

Won’t you join us for this Waterway and Mangrove island cleanup in Pinellas Park? You can bring your own canoe/kayak or borrow a canoe from us (assigned morning of event, first come first serve). We'll provide all the cleanup materials you'll need and the American Waterworks Association-Florida Section is providing everyone a picnic lunch after the event!

Please note that this event is for participants 18 years old and older.

Participants must wear a closed- toe wading shoe (old tennis shoes, keens, scuba booties). Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, cover up) and insect repellent is highly recommended. All participants must abide by the safety policies and recommendations of Pinellas County Staff.

Registration is REQUIRED (link below). Space is limited. If you register, please plan to attend or email if you need to cancel.

Sponsors: We are actively recruiting sponsors for this event. If you would like to participate, please contact Anamarie Rivera. Participation can include donating items or funds to purchase items for the free volunteer appreciation raffle, and opportunities for a display table at the event to promote your organization.

Additional Contact Information

Anamarie Rivera

Environmental Scientist, Watershed Management, Pinellas County

(727) 464-4605