Tuesday, August 26, 2008

International Coastal Cleanup 2008

Thanks to Nanette Holland O'Hara, Public Outreach Coordinator, Tampa Bay Estuary Program for providing the following regional information:


FYI. See below for info regarding Coastal Cleanup in September. Dates vary according to county.


For Hillsborough County cleanup sites, please contact Keep Hillsborough Beautiful at  www.khcbonline.org  to sign up for this event.


Pinellas County residents may contact Keep Pinellas Beautiful at www.Keeppinellasbeautiful.org


Manatee County folks can sign up at http://www.manateebeautiful.com/








International Coastal Cleanup 2008



Mark Your Calendars!
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For all of you who faithfully volunteer for the Great American Cleanup, mark your calendars! The next Great American Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009. 




ocean conservancy logoCome join us for Coastal Cleanup 2008 !


Volunteers are needed to spend a day at the beach on Sept. 20 for the 21st Annual Coastal Cleanup in Hillsborough County .
The International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest single-day volunteer effort to help protect the ocean and its wildlife. Each year nearly a half a million volunteers around the world spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes, rivers and other waterways.
Last year, 3,455 volunteers cleaned 107 miles of shoreline and collected 67,782 pounds of trash in Hillsborough County alone. Imagine what impact it could have globally with much of that trash finding its way to our waterways and into ocean currents, which would carry it thousands of miles away potentially impacting our marine life. In Hillsborough County , volunteers found birds and fish entangled in fishing line.

According to the Ocean Conservancy, trash in the ocean kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles each year through entanglement and ingestion. In 2007, The Ocean Conservancy reported that volunteers found 237 ocean animals entangled in fishing line, plastic bags, six-pack holders and rope.

"You can help make a difference and prevent tragedies like these from occurring by participating in the world's largest coastal cleanup effort," said KHCB Christine Commerce, Executive Director. "Yes, you are one person or one company but your combined efforts with thousands of volunteers can make an impact not only locally but globally."
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at locations throughout Hillsborough County . A list of these locations along with a registration form can be found at
www.khcbonline.org . For more information on volunteering, contact KHCB at (813) 960-5121.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 27, 2008    Hyde Park Live Music Series

Saturday, September 20, 2008   International Coastal Cleanup

Monday, January 19, 2009         MLK Day of Service 

Saturday, April 18, 2009             Great American Cleanup 


Thanks for participating in past Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Inc. events. It is volunteers like you that help make a difference in Hillsborough County and make it a better place to live. We hope to see you at this year's International Coastal Cleanup helping us to preserve our communities, ecosystems and wildlife.



Andrea Barber

Program Coordinator

Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful, Inc.
(813) 960-5121



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