The Pasco County community has pulled through and once again showed its commitment to protecting the county’s environment.
More than 1,200 volunteers took part in the annual Keep Pasco Beautiful cleanup event, picking up more than 46,000 pounds of trash and litter along roadways, public spaces and waterways, according to a news release.
Here is a roundup of the event, by the numbers:
- 23.3 tons of trash and litter collected
- 40 locations in Pasco County
- 1,268 volunteers
- 3,512 volunteer hours logged
“It’s estimated 80% of the trash in our water originates from land,” Kristen King, Keep Pasco Beautiful coordinator, said in the release.
“That means that we prevented 37,296 pounds of trash from traveling through rivers and stormwater systems into the Gulf of Mexico — which is amazing,” said King.
For more information, visit KeepPascoBeautiful.org.