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Coastal cleanups

One of the greatest threats to our planet is marine debris. Marine debris impacts our human health, tourism economy, water quality, and wildlife. It’s estimated that 80% of marine debris comes from land-based sources, so tacking our plastic pollution problem begins with us!

Tampa Bay Watch hosts three large-scale community cleanups a year, along with smaller efforts on a needed basis at various sites throughout the Tampa Bay region.

Keep an eye out to participate in March (Great American Cleanup), July, and September (International Coastal Cleanup).

Take action in your community to remove debris before it enters our waterways!

debris facts graphic by ocean conservancy
Image: Ocean Conservancy

Click here for resources to organize your own neighborhood cleanup!

Did you know...

In 2019, our team removed over 5,200 lbs. of trash!

Want to organize your own cleanup? Click here for some tips! 

Thank you to the sponsors who support our marine debris programs.

Email Sara Brehm with questions about this program: sbrehm@tampabaywatch.org

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