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Southeast Florida's Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program

Overview

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).

Abandoned lobster trap

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

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

Additional information: For more information about reef cleanup events, contact Karen Bohnsack at (305) 795-1204 or Karen.Bohnsack@dep.state.fl.us.

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Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program

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Last updated: October 30, 2014

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