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 33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup is tentatively scheduled for September 15, 2018, from 9AM to Noon. Please dress appropriately for the weather, either rain or shine; however, the Cleanup may be postponed or cancelled due to a tropical weather system resulting in a Watch or Warning. Call 954-519-1218 for cancellation information.
To participate, bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and water to one of the cleanup site locations identified on the map below.
Want to do a cleanup, but it's not Coastal Cleanup time? Go to VolunteerCleanup.org for other beach cleanups happening in your area. Also, download the Ocean Conservancy's reporting app Clean Swell so all your cleanup efforts add to the knowledge data base!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this year's cleanup event. Please include your name, contact information, organization, site at which you wish to participate, and number of attendees.
Bring a bucket/Save a bag! Although each site will have trashbags for volunteers, if you have a 5-gallon bucket at home you can bring to use, that will keep one more plastic bag out of a trash disposal site.
Broward County Coastal Cleanup Locations
Below are sites and sign-in/parking instructions for the 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) and follow the road to the end which is Sullivan Park. Parking is free at Sullivan for 3 hours if you enter your license plate number into the meter. Deerfield Island Park is just across the canal. A free shuttle to Deerfield Island Park is available for those wanting to cleanup the shoreline and will run from 9 am until 4 pm. Volunteers can participate either on shore or by kayak/canoe/waterboard. Some kayaks are available from the Park, but on a first come basis.
B. Pompano Beach - construction in the area! – There is construction on N. Pompano Beach Rd. just south of the cleanup site. Access the Pompano Beach Rd. off NE 3rd St. and park in any metered space or city lot along the beach. Sign in at Pavilion 2 north of the pier and pick up a parking pass (limited number). Place the parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup. Do not back in your car! Please note the parking passes are not valid for the parking garage.
C. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea - Sign in at El Prado Park, approximately two blocks north of the pier. Parking is available at the El Prado lot or Town Hall (across A1A).
D. Oakland Park Blvd. - Sign in at Earl Lifshey Ocean Park located at the end of Oakland Park Blvd., east of A1A. Limited parking is available at the lot on the SE corner of A1A and Oakland Park Blvd.
E. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – When you arrive at the gate, tell park personnel you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup. Follow the walkway around the left of the concessionaire building and sign in near the tunnel entrance to the beach.
F. Fort Lauderdale Beach - Registration table is at South Beach Park, at the picnic tables north of the restrooms. Parking passes are available at the table for parking only at the Intracoastal Lot (S. Birch Rd. and Las Olas Blvd).
G. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson (formerly 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 Marina Pavilion.
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 in 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. No parking passes are available this year.
K. Hollywood Beach South - Closed
L. Hallandale Beach - Sign in at South City Beach Park, 1870 S. Ocean Drive. Parking passes are available at the registration table.
Previous Coastal Cleanup results for Broward County