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.
To report marine debris, complete an
online data entry form or call 1-866-770-SEFL
Join us this summer for the 3rd Annual
Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup!
Abandoned lobster trap on a coral reef.
Photo: Jerry Metz
There are also many other opportunities to volunteer for a beach clean-up. The following are beach clean-ups planned for this month:
- Saturday, June 1, 9 am, Beach Clean-Up
Hosted by Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Chamber of Commerce. Call
(954)776-1000 or visit
http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/town/events.htm for more information.
- Saturday, June 1, 8 am, Beach Clean-Up
Ocean Kay Park
2188 Marcinski Road
Hosted by Friends of Jupiter Beach. Visit
http://friendsofjupiterbeach.com/beach-cleanups/ for more information.
- Saturday, June 8, 8 am, Beach/Pier Dive Clean-Up
Deerfield Beach Pier
200 NE 21st Ave
Deerfield Beach, FL
Hosted by Dixie Divers. Call (954)420-0009 or visit
Dixie Divers Dive Blog for more information.
- Saturday, June 29, 8 am, Beach Clean-Up
Ocean Inlet Park
6990 N. Ocean Blvd.
Ocean Ridge, FL
Hosted by Sea Angels.
Visit www.seaangels.org or
for more information.
- Saturday, June 29, 12:30 pm,
3rd Annual Southeast Florida Reef
Cleanup - Broward County
Hosted by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef
Conservation Program and the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative
in partnership with local dive charters.
Call (305)795-1204 or email
Karen.Bohnsack@dep.state.fl.us for more information.
- South Florida Diving Headquarters, Pompano Beach
- Lady Go Diver, Deerfield Beach
- American Dream Dive Charters, Ft. Lauderdale
- Brownies YachtDivers Stores, Ft. Lauderdale
Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program