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
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:
- Saturday, March 1, 8-10 am, Beach Clean-Up
Ocean Kay Park
2188 Marcinski Road
Hosted by Friends of Jupiter Beach. Visit
for more information.
- Saturday, March 1, 9 am, 37th Annual Broward County Waterway
27 sites throughout Broward County
Hosted by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. Visit
http://waterwaycleanup.org/category/volunteer-info/ or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Saturday, March 8, 8 am, Underwater Pier Clean-Up
Anglin's Fishing Pier, Lauderdale by the Sea
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL
Hosted by Gold Coast Scuba. Visit
http://www.meetup.com/goldcoastscuba/events/151746972/ for more information.
- Saturday, March 8, 9 am, Beach Clean-Up
Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach
Hosted by the Town of Hillsboro Beach. Call (954)427-4011 or visit
http://www.townofhillsborobeach.com/community-information/events-calendar/event/1/mtb0qkkktaoik73ht23s5fm56g for more information.
- Saturday, March 8, 7 am, Beach Clean-Up
Hosted by the City of Hollywood Public Works Department and Keep
Hollywood Beautiful. Visit
http://www.hollywoodfl.org/index.aspx?NID=436 for more information.
- Saturday, March 8, 8 am, Beach Clean-Up
John D. MacArthur
Beach State Park
Hosted by the Florida Park Service. Call Art at (561)776-7449, ext
109 or visit
http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/events.cfm?viewevent=11310#11310 for more information.
- Saturday, March 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.
Marine Debris Reporting and Removal Program