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Southeast Florida's Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and Palm Beach County Reef Rescue (PBCRR) are working together to establish a marine debris reporting and removal program for southeast Florida 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!

To report marine debris, complete an online data entry form or call 1-866-770-SEFL (7335).

There are also many other opportunities to volunteer for a beach clean-up. Here are upcoming beach clean-ups:

Abandoned lobster trap

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

November 2015

  • Saturday, November 28, 8 am, Beach Cleanup
    Ocean Inlet Park
    6990 N. Ocean Blvd
    Ocean Ridge, FL
    Hosted by Sea Angels. Visit www.seaangels.org or contact info@seaangels.org for more information.

December 2015

Additional information: For more information about the reef cleanups or SEAFAN BleachWatch classes contact Daniel Kraver at (305) 795-1204 or Daniel.Kraver@dep.state.fl.us or contact one of the dive businesses directly to register.

Project Partners

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Palm Beach County Reef Rescue logo


Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program

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Last updated: November 20, 2015

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