Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is gearing up for the 26th Annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup followed by the Rollin’ on the River Rally on Sept. 21.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is currently recruiting volunteers, sponsors and partners to assist with removing litter and debris from our community that consequently ends up in our local waterways.
As part of the Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup, data is collected from the event including the number and type of littered items, the overall tonnage removed and the amount of recyclable material diverted from each site. This information is used to determine future needs and projects in the area and create an awareness of these needs within the community. As part of the International Coastal Cleanup, data is shared with the Keep America Beautiful, Ocean Conservancy, as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.
After the cleanup, all volunteers are invited to attend the Rollin’ on the River Rally, at Lowry Park. The celebration includes a free picnic lunch sponsored by HMSHost, live music, environmental education booths & exhibits, the River Rat Team Challenge and the Recycle Regatta.
For more information on how to get involved with this community improvement event, contact: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful at (813) 221-8733, or email email@example.com.