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Volunteers Needed for Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup

Registration is open to participate in the city of Palm Coast’s 15th annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup on September 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participation is not restricted to those on foot; boaters are encouraged to volunteer as well.

    Volunteers will meet at the Palm Coast Community Center and will receive a T-shirt, trash bags, gloves and a safety sheet. Trash can be placed in dumpsters at select city parks and under the toll bridge.

    Following the completion of the cleanup, volunteers will gather back at the community center for a reception, where prizes will be given to volunteers for pounds of trash collected and the most unique find.

    Students and youth organizations, such as boy/girl scouts can get community service hours for volunteering. Forms must be signed by an event organizer. The troop leader or supervisor can reach out to event staff member Jordan Myers.

    “Since 2008, the city of Palm Coast has utilized this event to not only clean up the Intracoastal Waterway, but as a way to bring our residents together,” says City Manager Denise Bevan. “This is a family-friendly event that allows every participant to make an impact on our community by preserving and protecting the environment. I hope to see you there!”

    Since the city's inaugural event in 2008, volunteers have collected more than 27,250 pounds of trash, with an average of about 2,000 pounds each year. The event is supported by a $5,000 Florida Inland Navigation District grant award.

 

Location: 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Those interested must preregister at ParksAndRec.Fun and select the Special Events tab or visit PalmCoast.gov/events. For more information, email the Public Information and Engagement Department at [email protected]