Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful presents the 29th annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup at more than 75 sites along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River, Little Manatee River, Lake Thonotosassa and other waterways throughout Hillsborough County. Unlike a typical litter removal event, the annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup offers the opportunity for volunteers to engage in vital international research activities by taking on the role of “Scientist for a Day.”

With a specific focus on water-based natural resource protection and activism, volunteers collect items and record the data to identify the number and type of littered items, the overall tonnage of debris removed from each site and the amount of recyclable materials diverted from ending up in our landfills. This information is used to determine future requirements for cleanup initiatives, assess projects that are needed in the area and develop awareness of these needs within the local communities who share these waterways. Data is shared with Keep America Beautiful, the Ocean Conservancy as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 08:30 to 11:30
Contact Info: 

Tom Damico, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
tdamico@keeptbb.org
813-2231-8733

Site: 
Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail
7720 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607
United States
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