Florida Coastal Cleanup & Okaloosa Clean County Program

Florida Coastal Cleanup participation by the Okaloosa County Environmental Council involves a spring & fall beach clean up as well as an “Adopt a Dune” program.

September 16, 2017 from 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Free to volunteers while supplies last: T-shirt, Soda, Snacks. Volunteers: Please wear closed shoes, gloves, cap and sunscreen.

Citizen Okaloosa Environmental Council members organize a spring and fall beach cleanup each year. The Council also maintains an Adopt-A-County Road and Adopt-A-Dune litter control program.

Since 1994, Council volunteers have donated their time and effort to Okaloosa Aqualab in the monthly sampling of water quality at 22 sites on Choctawhatchee Bay and the Destin Harbor; with analysis by FDEP. The Council's Coastal Cleanup efforts are sponsored by the Tourist Development Council and Okaloosa County Commission.

Join us at the following beach cleanup locations:

  1. Okaloosa Island - Beasley Park (Hwy 98 East of Brooks Bridge)
  2. Beach Walk East of Surfdweller (Santa Rosa Blvd.)
  3. Henderson Beach State Park (Hwy 98 East of Destin)
  4. Roadways Clean up - State highways and county roads are targeted for clean up, as well as neighborhood parks.
  5. September’s Florida Coastal Cleanup is part of an international event sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy.

Questions? Email: nhussong@co.okaloosa.fl.us or phone 850-651-7131.

Waterways – Become a Clean Boater, it's the law! In 1992 Congress passed the CVA to help reduce pollution from vessel sewage discharges. In 1998, Congress appropriated $50 million to continue the pumpout grant program. The funding support was to expand the program to more areas throughout the United States and to make pumpouts more accessible to the public. Greater accessibility to pumpout and dump stations translates to less pollution in our waters. Pumpout funding continues to be awarded yearly to states through the Clean Vessel Act. Click here for a list of pump out stations. Pledge today to be a Clean Boater at (link to http://www.dep.state.fl.us/cleanmarina/cva/default.htm)

 

 

Clean Vessel Act: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/cleanmarina/CVA/about.htm

Pumpout Facilities:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/pitchin-pumpout/facilitieslisting.htm

How to use: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/pitchin-pumpout/howtouseapumpout.htm