Volusia County Beach And River Cleanup On Saturday


Daytona Beach, FL - The International Coastal Cleanup and the Halifax/Indian River Cleanup is set for Saturday. Cleanup Coordinator Becki O'Keefe has been heading the effort for several years. She said this year's number of volunteers is the highest ever. The previous high was in 2016 when 2,131 people participated and gathered 7,448 pounds of trash. In 2017, quite a few people signed up and then Hurricane Irma made landfall. O'Keefe said that despite so many people being without electricity, more than 1,000 showed up for the cleanup and picked up over 4,500 pounds of trash. For 2018, O'Keefe said it's another record signup with 2,220 volunteering to pick up trash on the beaches and rivers. She also said that even though registration ended August 31st, those that did not register are welcome. O'Keefe said the number of people that just show up makes up for the registered no-shows. If you haven't registered but want to take part in the cleanup effort, you can find the locations that are part of the effort at volusia.org/cleanup  


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