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Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful needs volunteers to help clean up beaches after July 4th celebrations

Posted: 3:46 PM, Jul 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 06:17:24-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — Fourth of July is all about celebrating America's independence with fireworks. And while lighting up sparklers with your family and friends can be fun, and a great photo opportunity, there comes a time to clean up the trash after the celebration.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is asking Tampa Bay residents to participate in their After the Fireworks Cleanup effort to protect the "waterways from becoming an explosion of unsightly litter."

Registration for the volunteer opportunity begins at 7:30 a.m. and cleanup begins from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

You can register at the following locations:

  • Cypress Point Park, 5620 West Cypress Street
  • Picnic Island Park, 7409 Picnic Island Boulevard
  • Courtney Campbell Causeway South Trail, South Access trail

Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunscreen, hat or sunglasses, protective footwear and a reusable water bottle. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful will provide the garbage bags, gloves, water, and a promotional item (while supplies last).

Click here for more information on the Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful cleanup.

Other beach cleanup efforts occurring Friday morning are at Treasure Island and Clearwater Beaches in Pinellas County and Coquina Beach in Manatee County.