Palm Coast's 15th annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, and registration is underway.
“Since 2008, the City of Palm Coast has utilized this event to not only clean up the Intracoastal Waterway, but as a way to bring our residents together,” City Manager Denise Bevan said, according to a city of Palm Coast news release. “This is a family-friendly event that allows every participant to make an impact on our community by preserving and protecting the environment. I hope to see you there!”
Volunteers have collected more than 27,250 pounds of trash since 2008 — averaging about 2,000 pounds per year — since 2008.
This year's event will begin with a meeting at the Palm Coast Community Center, where volunteers will be given gloves, trash bags and a T-shirt.
Volunteers traveling on foot or by boat will then remove trash in their developments or along city paths, walkways and waterways, according to the news release.
They will meet again at the Community Center after the cleanup for a reception, with prizes awarded for the most unique find and pounds of trash collected.
Youth and student organizations can participate for community service hours, with forms signed by an organizer. Supervisors should contact event staff member Jordan Myers for details, according to the news release.
Registration is required. Go to parksandrec.fun and select the Special Events tab or visit palmcoast.gov/events to register. For more information, contact the Public Information and Engagement Department by emailing [email protected].