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Southeast Florida's Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program

Overview

Marine Debris iconThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Palm Beach County Reef Rescue (PBCRR) work together to establish a marine debris reporting and removal program for southeast Florida's coral reefs. The program encourages local divers and dive shops to report marine debris, then reef clean-up events are organized to remove the debris.

 

Get Involved!

  1. To report marine debris, complete an online report form through SEAFAN or call 1-866-770-SEFL (7335).
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  2. There are also many other opportunities to volunteer for a shore-based beach cleanups or participate in underwater reef cleanups in the southeast Florida region. Please click on one of the buttons below to learn more about these cleanups in your area!
Shore-Based Beach Cleanups link button 
Two volunteers posing with several bags of litter picked off of a beach

Dania Beach Pier Cleanup hosted by Stoked on Salt. Photo: Tom Capano

Underwater Reef Cleanups link button Abandoned lobster trap

Abandoned lobster trap on a coral reef.
Photo: Jerry Metz

To learn about reef clean-ups in the Florida Keys, click here.

Project Partners

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Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program

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Last updated: June 30, 2016

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