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Coastal Cleanup
Protect Florida's Oceans

Broward County participates in the annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. The Cleanup takes place in over 104 countries around the world and typically on the 3rd Saturday of September.

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. until noon. Please dress appropriately for the weather, either rain or shine, as we will only cancel the Cleanup due to a tropical storm system resulting in a Watch or Warning. Call 954-519-1270 for cancellation information.

To participate, bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen and water to one of the cleanup site locations identified on the map below. 

Register

Email coastalcleanup@broward.org to register for this year's cleanup event. Please include your name, contact information, organization, and number of attendees.

2013 Coastal Cleanup Results

In September of 2013, 2,995 people volunteered their time to help clean the beaches in Broward County as part of the 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department staff worked with local municipalities and collected 6,846 pounds of trash from 13 cleanup site locations. Items collected ranged from baby toys to biohazardous waste. An estimated 82,000 pieces of trash were picked up with the number one trash item being cigarette butts. Twyla & Morris Moses

Cleanup volunteers came from all parts of Broward County including Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach as well as southern Palm Beach and northern Miami-Dade Counties, and even around the country. A couple on their honeymoon from Virginia helped out at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea after disembarking from a cruise ship at Port Everglades. Also, personnel from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Hugh Taylor Birch and John U. Lloyd state parks were a tremendous help at those two locations. Local groups included environmental clubs from various schools, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts, local corporations, concerned individuals, and County employees, all interested in helping the environment.

 

 Broward County Coastal Cleanup Locations

Coastal Cleanup locations at right

Below are tentative sites and sign-in/parking instructions for the 2014 Coastal Cleanup. Please check back before the Cleanup date as information is subject to change as details are being worked out.

A1. Deerfield Beach – Take Hillsboro Boulevard to A1A and turn right (south). Turn left on S.E. 1st Street and park across the street from the Fire Station. Sign in and pick up a parking pass (limited number available) at the chickee hut. Place the parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup.

A2. Deerfield Island Park – Take Hillsboro Boulevard to Riverview Rd. and turn left (north). Volunteers can particpate either on shore or by kayak/canoe, but must bring their own watercraft. A free shuttle to the Park is available for those wanting to cleanup the shoreline and will run from 9 am until 4 pm.

B. Pompano Beach – Park north of Atlantic Boulevard between N. Riverside Drive and A1A. Sign in and pick up a parking pass (limited number) at Pavilion 1 south of the pier next to the playground. Place the parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup.

C. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea - Sign in at El Prada Park, approximately two blocks north of the pier.

D. Oakland Park Blvd. - Sign in at Earl Lifshey Ocean Park located at the end of Oakland Park Blvd., east of A1A.  

E. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – When you arrive at the gate, tell park personnel you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup. Sign in near the tunnel entrance to the beach. Walk into the pavilion and the sign-in table is to your right.

F. Fort Lauderdale South Beach Park - Sign is located under the Australian Pine trees. Parking passes are pending. 

G. John U. Lloyd State Park – When you arrive at the gate, tell park personnel you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup. Once in the park, make your first left and sign in at the boat ramp.

H. Dania Beach - The Cleanup location is at the end of Dania Beach Boulevard, where it intersects with A1A. Sign in and pick up a parking pass (limited number available) at the Frank C. "Tootie" Adler Park pavilion. Place the parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup.

I. Hollywood Beach North – The Cleanup location is at North Beach Park at the end of Sheridan Street. When you arrive at the gate, tell park personnel you are participating n the Coastal Cleanup. Sign in station is halfway down the park on the right (east) side.

J. Hollywood Beach Central - Park in the garage at the south end of the Oceanwalk Mall, located at A1A and Hollywood Boulevard. Sign-in is at the Oceanwalk Mall outdoor pavilion. Pick up a parking pass (very limited number available) from the Site Captain and give it to the attendant when you leave the garage. With a parking pass, parking fees should be waived for the time of the Cleanup (9 am until noon).

K. Hollywood Beach South - Sign in at Keating Park, Magnolia Terrace and Surf Road. Parking passes will be available from the Site Captain once you sign in.

L. Hallandale Beach - Due to construction in the area, the Cleanup site this year will be at the corner of Hallandale Ave. and Surf Road, behind the fire station. Look for the big colorful water tower. Parking details to follow.

Previous Coastal Cleanup results for Broward County

 Cleanup Date

Number of Volunteers

lbs of Garbage Collected

 2008

 1308

 4465

 2009

 2476

 7383

2010

1694

4697

2011

2344

4454

2012

2458

7171

2013

2995

6846