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 31th Annual Coastal Cleanup is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016 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 storm 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.
2015 Coastal Cleanup Results
In September of 2015, 2,965 people volunteered their time to help clean the beaches in Broward County as part of the 30th Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department staff worked with local municipalities and collected 7,043 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 Broward County 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 their honeymoon from Virginia helped out at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea after disembarking from a cruise ship at Port Everglades. Also, personnel from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Hugh Taylor Birch and Mitzell-Johnson (formally 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 Cub Scouts, 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 2016 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). Volunteers can particpate either on shore or by kayak/canoe/waterboard. Some kayaks are available from the Park, but on a first come 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. Due to construction in the area the Park may not be a Cleanup location for the 2016 event!
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 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. 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 - 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. Mitzell and Eula Johnson (nee 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 - Sign in at Keating Park located at 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. Parking passes are available at the registration table.
Previous Coastal Cleanup results for Broward County