Keep Pasco Beautiful is gearing up for its annual cleanup and is seeking volunteers to help out.
The annual countywide event aims to pick up debris before it has a chance to enter the area’s waterways.
Volunteers will work to pick up litter on roadways and in public spaces all around Pasco County, according to a county news release.
An estimated 80% of the trash that ends up in the county’s waters started out on land, so the cleanup efforts help to prevent pollution from entering the county’s stormwater system, which often leads to waterways and the Gulf of Mexico.
Here are the event details:
When: Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon
Where: Various Pasco County locations.
Info: Visit KeepPascoBeautiful.org.
Registrations are being accept through Sept. 9.
Disposable gloves, trash bags and Keep Pasco Beautiful Cleanup T-shirts will be supplied while supplies last, the news release says.
“We’re excited to have the support of so many community organizations,” Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King, said in the release.
She also expressed gratitude to Rotary District 6950, in partnership with West Pasco Rotary Clubs of New Port Richey, Holiday, Hudson, Seven Springs, Trinity and West Pasco Sunset for providing grant funding to support this year’s event.
This event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup coordinated by Ocean Conservancy. The worldwide event has collected more than 348 million pounds of trash with help from around 17 million volunteers – since 1986.
Published September 07, 2022
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