On March 7, approximately 1,200 volunteers collected nearly 25 tons of trash and debris from 35 sites across the county in the 43rd Broward County Waterway Cleanup. Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District and National Marine Suppliers and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the cleanup saw volunteers, ranging in age from nine months to 81 participating on land and in water with 120 vessels, including boats, kayaks, and paddleboards.
“We had beautiful weather, dedicated volunteers, and a great time,” MIASF Event Coordinator Nicole Hoekstra says. “The annual waterway cleanup is a perfect day to celebrate all that Broward County has to offer while taking part in keeping it clean.”
Following the cleanup, volunteers were invited to the Trash Bash Thank You Party to enjoy live music, free food and drinks, and raffle prizes. MIASF also hosts middle school and high school recycled art, essay, and short story contests each year and awards scholarships to the winners.
If you missed your chance to participate, there’s always next year so mark your calendar for next year’s cleanup on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Stay updated on the details at www.waterwaycleanup.org
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