Keep PCB Beautiful’s Intercoastal Cleanup is taking ‘coastal’ to the next level this year. The Organisation will be cleaning the beach from M.B. Miller County Pier all the way to Russell Fields City Pier, Saturday, September 19, 8 to 10 a.m. as part of International Cleanup Day.
The Intercoastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. Every year on the third Saturday in September, volunteers from over 100 countries gather on local beaches, rivers, lakes and canals to show their commitment to clean waterways and to protecting coastal and marine wildlife. Keep PCB Beautiful’s mission lines up with this directive and the group uses The Intercoastal Cleanup to highlight the importance of keeping trash and debris off of our beaches and to educate our locals and visitors about the impact on our community. Volunteers will be able to start at any of the three checkpoints at either the city or county pier or Hang Five Beach Bar & Grill and clean for as long as they want until 10:00 a.m. Upon completing the cleanup and turning in their bags/buckets, they will receive a wristband that will allow them access to a barbecue following the event at M.B. Miller County Pier.
Keep PCB Beautiful will also use the event to highlight their new program, ‘Adopt A Beach Access.’ Families, neighbors, groups or businesses are encouraged to adopt a beach access and keep that small stretch of paradise clean and litter-free. Many accesses have already been adopted and Keep PCB Beautiful’s goal is to get every public beach access adopted by the end of 2020. If you are interested in adopting an access, contact Keep PCB Beautiful at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep PCB Beautiful is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The group’s vision is to make Panama City Beach a clean and beautiful place in which to live, work, and visit and to support environmental and conservation initiatives. Keep PCB Beautiful is also working to clean up and ‘green up’ from the streets to the beach. Hoping to inspire individuals and businesses to improve the community and natural environment.
Sign-in/Sign-out locations for the cleanup will be located at the M.B. Miller County Pier (hosted by Keep PCB Beautiful), 12213 Front Beach Road, Hang Five Beach Bar & Grill, 15005 Front Beach Road, and the Russell Fields City Pier (hosted by Gulf World Marine Institute), 16201 Front Beach Road.