Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanups
Next Beach Cleanup : September 15th, 2012
Beach Cleanup Chair: Jeff Tellex
Beach Cleanup Co-Chair: Terry Hamilton
Location: Across from Sandoway House, Delray Beach
Time: 7:30am - 10:00am
[below are photos from a few of our cleanups]
Ocean Ridge (Ocean Inlet Park) 6/23/2012
Palm Beach (Clarke Ave) 6/20/2012
Delray Beach 3/24/2012Thank you to all our volunteers who spent the morning cleaning up the beach in Delray Beach! The new chapter cleanup buckets looked very sharp and make after cleanup trash sorting much easier. Enjoy the photos and please feel free to add yours. We also wanted to thank our friends at Garbo Grabber for donating a couple of their "quicker litter pickers" and participating in the cleanup!
Riviera Beach (Singer Island) 12/10/2011Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach County Chapter, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful joined forces on December 10th, 2011 and spent a breezy but beautful morning cleaning the beach on Singer Island (Riviera Beach, FL). Donuts, fruit, drinks, t-shirts and other goodies were passed out to over two dozen volunteers. Special thanks to the staff of the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office for participating! Also a big thanks to Kenny Brown, animal rescue, for showing up to help rescue an injured seabird found by one of our volunteers during the cleanup :)
Delray Beach (Sandoway) 9/4/2011Thanks to all of our Surfrider Foundation volunteers who showed up short-notice to cleanup the beach litter left behind from the swell of Hurricane Irene. We collected several bags of trash and estimated over 1000+ cigarette butts! Flip-flops, t-shirts, astrodeck, stickers and other goodies were handed out to those who collected the most trash. What a beautiful morning and cleaner beach we left behind. Mother Nature was smiling.
Boca Raton (South Beach Park) 7/23/2011
Lake Worth (Hands Across the Sand) 6/25/2011Upwards of 5,000 people joined hands across Florida beaches at noon Saturday to protest offshore oil drilling and promote clean energy. The state's annual 'Hands Across the Sand' event coincided with similar gatherings around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and to call on elected leaders to end America's dependence on oil.
Palm Beach (International Surfing Day) 6/20/2011
Riviera Beach (Singer Island) 3/19/2011
Thanks to the Syracuse University Alumni Club for celebrating "National Orange Day" by participating in this month's beach cleanup. Alumni clubs across the country participate in community service projects and we were grateful for their volunteer time and interest (and the coffee and donuts!) with the chapter. We successfully cleaned up a large expanse of beach on Singer Island (Riviera Beach), site of the "Stop the Breakwaters" campaign. The weather was super, our volunteers were in full force, and we really appreciated everyone's early morning dedication and respect and for our playground. Big thanks also to Palm Beach County Beach Patrol who assisted with the breakdown.
Ocean Ridge 2/27/2011
Thanks to all of our volunteers, including the crews at Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center, Old Saltz, Surfers For Autism, BUZZ 103.1 FM, for handing out free goodies, donuts, coffee, and good karma! The weather was beautiful and we collected bags of plastic and other trash leaving a clean beautiful beach. Thanks to everyone for giving up a few hours on their Sunday to purvey Surfrider Foundation's mission :)
Thanks to all of our volunteers, including the crew at the BUZZ 103.1 FM for handing out goodies, also Old Saltz for providing free t-shirts to all of our cleanup attendees. Weather started off chilly but turned out to be a beautiful day. Thanks to everyone we collected over 25+ bags of trash and left a spotless clean beach. A perfect start for our beaches in 2011!
Lake Worth Pier 12/11/2010
What a perfect combo this weekend at the pier, an ESA contest and a beach cleanup! Thanks to the BUZZ 103.1 FM for promoting the cleanup giving out freebies and hanging with us to show their support. We had a good amount of folks who wandered over from the surf contest to give back to the beach and pick up trash, thanks!
Congrats to Iris, our beach cleanup prize winner!
Juno Beach 4/24/2010
Enjoying a family friendly morning at the beach on April 24th, 2010, volunteers joined together with the Gater 98.7 & 95.5 and Locals Surf Shop as they helped to pick up trash on Juno Beach. Gifts were also awarded for the most unique, quantity, and largest pieces of trash.
Congrats to the five lucky lottery winners for a pair of Jack Johnson tickets!
After the cleanup, Surfrider Foundation members visited Loggerhead Marine Center where they christened newly decorated eco-dumpsters with the day's trash.
Delray Beach 3/27/2010
Volunteers showed their coastal stewardship while meeting new friends and enjoying a family friendly morning at the beach on March 27th, 2010 as they joined participants from the 2010 Delray Beach Film Festival, Sierra Club, CupcakeChef.com, and Whole Foods Market (Boca Raton). Thanks to more than 4-dozen of you who combed the beach in search of trash (small plastics, styrofoam, cig butts, etc. that sometimes misses the trash can).
Delray Municipal Beach is one of the most accessible and beautiful beaches in South Florida and was selected by Travel Holiday magazine as the top public beach in the southeastern United States for swimming and one of the top 35 beaches in the country. Sand quality, water warmed by the gulf stream current, and safe waves were all cited as factors contributing to their choice of Delray Municipal Beach. The City of Delray Beach contracts with a beach cleaning service and a cabana rental company to insure year round enjoyment of the Municipal Beach for our residents and visitors. It's possible the machines used to rake the beaches are not capable of collecting every single cigarette butt and turtle-bite-sized pieces of plastic much less grab those pesky pieces that end up in the dunes.
Thankfully, our trash pickers and gloves will made sure we left Delray Beach spotless and cleaner than ever!
Thanks to Enoch Surfboards for co-hosting last week's "First Sunday of the Month" & Beach Cleanup with the Chapter. We had dozens of volunteers, including officials from the Town of Palm Beach, show up to help clean up the beach and enjoy beach activities such as horseshoes, bocce, surfing, skimboarding, EATING awesome food, and enjoying reggae music. What a great time, and we look forward to doing it again in April. Stay tuned...Palm Beach Daily Times: "Surfrider Foundation, town supporters tidy beach in support of 'coastal management'"
Gulfstream Park Beach 7/11/2009
Every year our shores are littered with cans, bottles, discarded fireworks and other litter. City and County workers do their best to clean up our mess, but many times it takes the additional work of volunteers to help make a dent in the massive amount of trash left behind...
Volunteers joined us Saturday, July 11th, from 9am to 11am at Gulfstream Park to help clean up the local beach.
Parking was plentiful, cold drinks, fruit and snacks were on hand along with Surfrider Foundation material and friends who and all had a great time.