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 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 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 stormsystem resulting in a Watch or Warning. Call 954-519-1270 for cancellation information.
To participate, bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and waterto one of thecleanup site locations identified on the map below.
Email email@example.com 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.
2014 Coastal Cleanup Results
In Septemberof 2014,3,655 people volunteered their time to help clean the beaches in Broward County as part of the 29th Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department staff worked with local municipalities and collected7,105 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.
Cleanup volunteers came from all parts of BrowardCounty 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. One year,a couple on theirhoneymoon from Virginia helped out at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea after disembarking from a cruise ship at Port Everglades.Also, personnelfrom 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 CubScouts, local corporations, concerned individuals, and County employees, all interested in helping the environment.
Broward County Coastal Cleanup Locations
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 toRiverview Rd.and turnleft (north). Volunteers can particpateeither on shore or by kayak/canoe/waterboard. Some kayaks are available from the Park, but on a firstcome basis.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 in any metered space or city lot along the beach.Sign in and pick up a parking pass (limited number)at Pavilion 2 north of the pier. Place the parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of the Cleanup. Do not back in your car!
C. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea - Sign in at El Prada Park, approximately two blocks north of the pier. Park 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 ofA1A.
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 Beach-NEW SITE! Due to a volleyball tournament at South Beach Park, the location this year will be at the corner of A1A and E. Las Olas Blvd. Pick up a parking pass from the site captain toplace on your dashboard for the duration of the Cleanup, but these parking passes are only good for the Intracoastal lot located on S. Birch Rd. just north of E. Las Olas Blvd.as you come over the bridge. Parking anywhere else will require payment even with a pass.
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 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 - 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 - Sign in at South City Beach Park, 1870 S. Ocean Drive.
Previous Coastal Cleanup resultsfor Broward County