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Waterway cleanup taking place Sept. 21
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Posted: 2013 Sep 13 - 06:43

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Keep Indian River Beautiful has joined the movement for trash-free seas by being a part of the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup, the world's largest volunteer effort to help protect our ocean, lakes and rivers. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world spend a few hours removing trash and debris from beaches, lakes and rivers, keeping track of every piece of trash they find.

Ocean Conservancy uses that information to produce an annual snapshot of the problem of marine debris. Last year, more than 550,000 people picked up more than 10 million pounds of trash along nearly 20,000 miles of coastlines.

The clean-up will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Indian River County beaches, shores, and waterways.

Keep Indian River Beautiful was established in 1997, and is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, established in 1953. The organization motivates residents, businesses, and government to create cleaner, greener communities and public spaces. This is accomplished through diverse programs, volunteering, educational initiatives, innovative tools, and creative solutions.

KIRB is looking for groups and organizations to sponsor and manage cleanup locations throughout the county. Those who have participated in the past know how great of an event this is. Those who have never volunteered during this event but would like more information can contact KIRB at (772) 226-7738 or visit www.kirb.org

To get your company logo on the back of the ICC T-Shirts given to volunteers, we have sponsor packets starting as low as $250.

Search the International Coastal Cleanup global map to find additional Cleanup sites and register to be a part of the next wave of volunteers at www.oceanconservancy.org/cleanup.

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