With summer coming and, as the Park visitor numbers start to soar, the Friends are working to get a better handle on litter at the Park. We find so many plastic bottles, bags, cans, and general trash thrown on the ground each weekend. These items often are dropped or blown to the shoreline where the tide pulls them into the water. This is fatal to many of our aquatic friends as they become stuck inside bottles or bags, or even try to eat the colorful plastic. The litter levels also can overwhelm Park staff - who have so many more important things to do each day - working to make the Park amazing for all of you.
Many of these items have a monetary value as recyclables and we hope to pilot some recycling in the Park soon. We are kicking our anti-litter campaign off with a great Cleanup Event planned with Surfrider SoFla on June 14th, starting at 8:30AM. Please see our event page here and the Facebook posting for details. Hope to see you there!