Organized by the Ocean Conservancy, International 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.
If you would like to participate in any of these cleanups, keep an eye on our Facebook page for details!
Litter left on the ground 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.
After working to reduce our waste production, the next step is to pick up after our fellow humans. Walking for a few hours to remove litter is an easy action, but it has a huge impact! Let’s work together to give our community a fighting chance.