One opportunity to work together for great effect are organized Florida Coastal Cleanups.
When this occurs, it is a magical weekend, with volunteers by the dozens showing up at many individual check-in sites from North Brevard to South Brevard and including boats/boaters for reaching island sites.
Listen to this from Ocean Conservancy:
What we see in the water is just the tip of the iceberg; more lies beneath the surface.
Watch for the next Florida Coastal Cleanup and be part of this big team!
Volunteer for this Date: September 20, 2014
“People know that trash in the water:
- compromises the health of humans, wildlife and the livelihoods that depend on a healthy ocean;
- threatens tourism and recreation, and the critical dollars that adds to our local economies;
- complicates shipping and transportation by causing navigation hazards;
- generates steep bills for retrieval and removal.”
SOURCE: Ocean Conservancy www.oceanconservancy.org
Learn more. (http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/marine-debris/)