by: Shannon Martin
Palm Coast public information and engagement
Registration for the 14th annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, September 4th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. is currently possible, walkways and waterways.
Participation in the event is not limited to pedestrians. Boaters are encouraged to volunteer in saltwater canals and coastal waterways, while hikers can clear the paths and trails along the waterway.
On the day of the event, September 4th, the volunteers will meet at the Palm Coast Community Center and receive a t-shirt, trash bags, gloves and a safety sheet. Garbage can be disposed of in garbage containers in selected city parks and under the toll bridge.
After the garbage disposal is complete, the volunteers will gather at the Palm Coast Community Center for a reception where awards will be given to the volunteers for the pounds of garbage collected and the most unique find.
Students and youth organizations such as girl and boy scouts can receive non-profit hours for volunteer work. Forms must be signed by an organizer. The troop leader or supervisor can contact the event staff member Jordan Myers.
“The City of Palm Coast has been using this event since 2008 not only to clean up the Intracoastal Waterway, but also to bring our residents together,” said Interim City Manager Denise Bevan. “This is a family-friendly event that enables every participant to have 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 20,000 pounds of trash, averaging around 2,000 pounds a year. The event is supported by a $ 5,000 grant to the Florida Inland Navigation District.
Interested parties must register in advance at parksandrec.fun and select the Special Events tab or visit https://www.palmcoastgov.com/events/intracoastal-cleanup. For more information, email the Public Information and Engagement Department [email protected].
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ihXOKpx2k0s