Keep Pensacola Beautiful

Beach Cleanups

"By 2050, ocean plastic will outweigh all of the ocean's fish."

The Ocean Conservancy

Organized by the Ocean ConservancyInternational Coastal Cleanup is the largest annual global cleanup effort to remove litter from our beloved beaches. Keep Pensacola Beautiful does our part by hosting a cleanup each year in September in partnership with Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation.

World Ocean’s Day is an annual movement, during World Ocean’s Month, that encourages communities around the world to protect these important waters by cleaning up their coastlines. Keep Pensacola Beautiful proudly participates in this event, taking place on a Saturday in June. 

Keep Pensacola Beautiful holds a cleanup on Memorial Day weekend every year in celebration of the first week of summer. We strive to set the standard of a clean beach for our visitors and residents in the busy months ahead. 

Keep Pensacola Beautiful will provide your group with the resources necessary to complete your very own cleanup on the beach! Take a look through this article to learn how!

If you would like to participate in any of these cleanups, keep an eye on our Facebook page for details!

"Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans."

Earth Day Network

The Problem

Litter left on the beach can have many negative consequences. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces over long periods of time, causing harm to marine and shoreline wildlife as well as human health. Litter can also leave a undesirable impression to the visitors that drive our local economy. 

The Solution

After working to reduce our waste production, the next step is to pick up after our fellow humans. Walking the beach for a few hours to remove litter is an easy action, but it has a huge impact! Let’s work together to give our coastline has a fighting chance. 

"What's the world's most littered plastic item? Cigarette butts. Trillions of cigarette butts are thrown into the environment each year, where they leach nicotine and heavy metals before turning into microplastic pollution."

National Geographic

Ocean Conservation Resources

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