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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).

There are also many other opportunities to volunteer for a beach clean-up in the southeast Florida region. To learn about reef clean-ups in the Florida Keys, click here.

Abandoned lobster trap

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

June 2016

July 2016

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

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Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program

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Last updated: June 08, 2016

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