Volunteers are needed to help with the International Coastal Cleanup in Pasco County.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts are shifting to smaller groups at more sites, to encourage social distancing, according to a Pasco County news release.
Volunteers are encouraged to find a public area in their community that needs to be cleaned, and recruit a small team to assist.
Pasco is again partnering with Keep Pasco Beautiful in the effort to help clean public lands, roads and waterways.
The annual International Coastal Cleanup, presented by the Rotary Club of New Port Richey and Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc., will take place throughout Pasco on Sept. 19 from 8 .m. too noon.
Anyone who would like to volunteer must register at bit.ly/2020CoastalCleanup.
Face masks, disposable gloves, and trash bags will be provided, as well as Coastal Cleanup face buffs while supplies last.
“We’re thrilled to have the partnership and funding support of Withlacoochee River Electric, the Rotary District 6950 Foundation and our local Rotary Clubs – including West Pasco Sunset, New Port Richey, Trinity and Dade City Sunrise,” Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King, said in the release.
The purpose is to clean up and track the trash collected.
Since 1986, the International Coastal Cleanup has captured more than 334 million pounds of trash with the efforts of more than 16 million volunteers.
Published September 09, 2020
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