International Coastal Cleanup Sites in Palm Beach County

Lacey Hagler
Posted by Lacey Hagler
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From Jupiter Boca Raton, Palm Beach County is taking part in the International Coastal Cleanup the weekend of September 15th, and additional volunteers are welcome to join!

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife, and local economies. Trash in the water can not only injure beachgoers or divers and ensnare boat propellors, but it can kill precious marine life.

In order to help, Ocean Conservancy has started a worldwide clean-up where hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash. For over 30 years, more than 12 million volunteers have collected over 220 million pounds of trash.

In true Palm Beach County fashion, clean-ups are taking place all along our beautiful coastline. Here are the details for each volunteer opportunity:

Contact the appropriate Volunteer Coordinator Listed to Pre-register.

 Boca Raton

South Inlet Park - start time 8:00 a.m. on  Saturday, September 15
1100 S. Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL  34432 
Meet at Eshleman Pavilion on the northeast side of park
Volunteer Coordinator: Joe Rossok (561) 667-2166
Managed by South Florida Spearfishing Club

Spanish River Park - start time 8:00 a.m. on  Saturday, September 15  

***Location FULL - no additional volunteers needed.
Volunteer Coordinator:  Susan Elliott (561) 544-8606
Managed by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Delray Beach

Sandoway Discovery Center - start time 9:00 a.m  - Saturday, September 15
142 S. Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach, FL  33483
Meet at Sandoway Park just north of Sandoway Discovery Center
Volunteer Coordinator: Danica Sanborn (561) 274-7263
Managed by the Sandoway Discovery Center and the City of Delray Beach

Golf Course Beach - start time 9:00 a.m  - Saturday, September 15  

***Location FULL - no additional volunteers needed.
2411 N. Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL  33483
Volunteer Coordinator:  Jackie Kingston (561) 704-5911
Managed by Sea Turtle Adventures

Boynton Beach

Intracoastal Park/Harvey Oyer Park (Boat Club) - .  Saturday, September 15
Contact Volunteer Coordinator for Location and meeting instructions
Volunteer Coordinator Intracoastal Park:  Kevin Homer  (561) 305-1976  start time 9:00 a.m
Volunteer Coordinator: Harvey Oyer (Boat Club Park): Carol Moran  (561) 707-5660  start time 8:00 a.m
Managed by Boynton Cares and Boynton Beach Fishing Club

Ocean Inlet Park -  start time 8:00 a.m.   Saturday, September 15
6990 N. Ocean Boulevard
Ocean Ridge, Florida 33435
Meet at large Pavilion south of the south Jetty
Volunteer Coordinator: Paul Davis (561) 267-0397
Managed by Sea to Shore Alliance


Lantana Municipal Beach - start time 8:30 a.m  - Saturday, September 15
100 N. Ocean Blvd., Lantana  33462
Meet at Lantana Oceanfront Pavilion
Beach Cleanup
Volunteer Coordinator:  Nadine Shawah (561) 540-5754
Managed by Town of Lantana

Lake Worth

Lake Worth Beach start time: 8:30 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
10 Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth, FL
Meet in front of  Benny's on the Beach Restaurant
Volunteer Coordinator:  Lindsey Goldstein (561) 868-3345
Managed by Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth Golf Club/Snook Islands shoreline - start time 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, September 15
One 7th Avenue
Lake Worth, FL  33460
Volunteer Coordinator: Kris Vos (219) 742-0859
Managed by Lake Worth Kiwanis

Lake Osborne Drive at McMillen Island - start time 8:00 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
Meet at entrance to McMillen Island across from
5212 Lake Osborne Drive, Lake Worth, FL
Volunteer Coordinator: Carlos Serrano (561) 267-0927
Managed by Lake Osborne Estates Civic Association

Lake Clarke Shores

Lake Clarke Shores -start time 8:30 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
Meet at Boat Ramp Park
1501 Barbados Road
Lake Clarke Shores, FL  33406
Volunteer Coordinator: Eliza Hansen (561) 331-2796
Managed by the Town of Lake Clarke Shores


Greenacres Community Center - start time: 8:00 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
501 Swain Blvd., Greenacres, FL  33463
Volunteer Coordinator: Candy Tejeda  (561) 642-2043
Managed by City of Greenacres

Palm Beach

Phipps Ocean Park - start time 8:00 a.m  - Saturday, September 15
2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL  33480
Volunteer Coordinator: Becki Ransier (561) 202-7208
Managed by Parrot Heads for the Palm Beaches

West Palm Beach

Dreher Park- start time 10:00 a.m  - Saturday, September 15
*Kayak/Canoe Cleanup

1100 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach 
Volunteer Coordinator: Gerry DeBoer  (561) 729-3973
Managed by Palm Beach Pack and Paddle Club

Riviera Beach/Singer Island

Phil Foster Park - start time: 10:00 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
900 Blue Heron Blvd.
Riviera Beach, FL  33404
Meet east of the playground
Volunteer Coordinator: Melissa Johnson (561) 840-8750
Managed by Palm Beach County Diving Association

Monroe Heights Neighborhood - start time 8:00 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
Meet at Monroe Heights Park
1104 West 24th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Volunteer Coordinator: Latricia Donley  (305) 773-7926
Managed by Neighbors United of Riviera Beach

Park Manor - start time 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, September 15
Meet at Riviera Beach City Hall
600 W Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Volunteer Coordinator: Annetta Jenkins (561) 844-3408
Managed by Riviera Beach Community Development Agency

Southside Neighborhood  - start time 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, September 15
Meet at Sadie McCray Park
Riviera Beach, FL
Volunteer Coordinator: Doloris Dawson (561) 635-2525
Managed by Concerned Mothers

North Palm Beach

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park - start time: 8:00 a.m  Saturday, September 15
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL  33408
Volunteer Coordinator:  Art Carton (561) 776-7449
Managed by John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Juno Beach

Loggerhead Marine Life Center - start time: 8:30 a.m  Saturday, September 15
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL  33408
Meet at back deck
Beach Cleanup
Volunteer Coordinator: Lynne Wells (561) 627-8280 ext. 102
Managed by Loggerhead Marine Life Center


Dubois Park - start time: 8:00 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
19075 Dubois Rd
Jupiter, FL 33477
Meet at concrete table behind public restrooms
Volunteer Coordinator:  Ben Klug (561) 308-2998
Managed by JupiterNeaTeam

Abacoa Community Park - start time: 7:00 a.m  - Saturday, September 15
Meet at Abacoa Community Park
1501 W. Frederick Small Road 
Jupiter, FL 33458
Volunteer Coordinator: Tere Muniz (561) 624-7788
Managed by Abacoa Property Owners Assembly

Roadway Cleanup of Alt A1A and Indiantown Road - start time: 8:00 a.m.  - Saturday, September 15
Meet at Dunkin Donuts Parking Lot
131 FL A1A Alt, Jupiter, FL 33477
Volunteer Coordinator:  Albert Moreschi (561) 714-6673
Managed by Jupiter Tequesta Repeater Group

Underwater cleanup of reefs - start time 1:30 p.m.  - Sunday, September 16
***certified divers only
Jupiter Dive Center
1001 Alt A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
Volunteer Coordinator: Lisa Carroll  (561) 745-7807
Managed by Jupiter Dive Center 


Coral Cove Park - start time: 9:00 a.m.  Saturday, September 15
1600 Beach Road
Tequesta, Florida 33469
Meet at Beach side
Volunteer Coordinator: Sara Duggan  (561) 743-7123
Managed by River Center


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