Annual Coastal Cleanup returns Sept. 20
SARASOTA COUNTY – Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) will help clean coastal and other areas during the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at sites throughout Sarasota County (rain date: Saturday, Sept. 27).
“This is one of our most popular events every year because so much of the Sarasota community lifestyle revolves around the water,” said Wendi Crisp, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful program coordinator. “More than 2,000 volunteers are expected to participate, and many groups make it a social event with picnics and beach parties after they finish cleaning their location.”
The 2014 cleanup will include coastal areas and interior sites at the following locations: Bay Island Park, Bayfront Park and Marina, Bird Key Park, Brohard Beach, Caspersen Beach, Centennial Park, Edwards Islands, Golden Beach, Ken Thompson Park, Lemon Bay Park and Nature Center, Lido Beach, Manasota Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Park, North Port , Philippi Estate Park, Quick Point Nature Preserve, Rattlesnake Island, Ringling Causeway, Service Club Park, Siesta Beach, South Jetty Beach, South Lido Beach, Turtle Beach, Venice Beach, Venice Fishing Pier and Whitaker Bayou.
Pre-event registration is strongly encouraged. To register as a volunteer for the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup, visit www.scgov.net/kscb or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.