Annual International Coastal Cleanup at National Seashore

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September 08, 2017
Gulf Islands News Release

Release Date: September 8, 2017

Contacts:         Matt Hall, Matt_Hall@nps.gov, 850-934-2654

Annual International Coastal Cleanup at National Seashore

Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announces participation in the upcoming annual International Coastal Cleanup.  The park is organizing volunteer crews to help clean park beaches on Saturday, September 16, from 9:00am to 11:00am.  Interested volunteers should meet at the Langdon Beach Pavilion in the Fort Pickens Area.

Volunteers assisting with the coastal cleanup will be admitted to the Fort Pickens Area free of charge for the cleanup.  International Coastal cleanup volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and hats.  Volunteers should also bring a reusable water bottle; the park will have water coolers to refill water bottles.

Coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy, the International Coastal Cleanup has grown into the largest volunteer beach cleanup event, globally.  Last year over 18 million pounds of trash were collected throughout the world’s coasts!

About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
850-934-2600 (HQ)
228-230-4100 (MS)