Over 1,600 Pounds Of Trash Collected During 14th Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup

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Palm Coast, FL - Volunteers ended up picking up almost a ton of trash on Saturday (September 4) during Palm Coast's 14th annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup, according to the city.

According to the City of Palm Coast, volunteers participating in the event have collected over 20,000 pounds of trash since it began in 2008. In this year's event, over 250 volunteers participated in the event and recovered over 1,600 pounds of trash.

“I want to thank everyone who came out and participated in this great event,” Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin said. “This is a wonderful event that not only benefits the environment but also brings our residents together for a great cause. It was incredible to be a part of it and I’m so proud of the Palm Coast staff for organizing such a fantastic event.”

Prior to the cleanup, Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) Commissioner Randall “Randy” Stapleford presented a check of $5,000 to the city for the waterway clean-up event.

The cleanup began at the Palm Coast Community Center early Saturday morning where volunteers received supplies—a free T-shirt, trash bags, and gloves—before heading out to collect trash from parks, waterways, trails, and roadways throughout Palm Coast.

At the end of the event, volunteers were rewarded with prizes for most trash collected and most unique trash find. The winner of the most collected trash award was Girl Scout Troop 2413, who collected more than 500 pounds of trash. The winner of the most unique find was Palm Coast resident Karolyn Whitney, who recovered a full gas mask.

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