Make a difference during
International Coastal Cleanup Day and National Public Lands Day
Volunteers around the globe join forces each year to clean up our lands, our beaches and our waterways. Volunteers are critical to the mission of DEP’s Florida Park Service and other managed areas, often working side-by-side with staff to engage with the community, conduct stewardship projects and help maintain natural areas. Cleanup events are not limited to September. Volunteer opportunities are available year-round.
International Coastal Cleanup Day - Saturday, Sept. 18
Started by the Ocean Conservancy more than 30 years ago, International Coastal Cleanup Day pulls together more than 100 countries to participate in the function each year.
National Public Lands Day - Saturday, Sept. 25
The National Environmental Education Foundation has coordinated National Public Lands Day for 25 years, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to participate in festivities, provide assistance with trail maintenance and native plantings, collect litter from coastal areas, and give back to their favorite natural places. This year marks the 28th edition of National Public Lands Day, a celebration of all the historic, cultural and environmental treasures found on public lands, and Florida's state parks are proud to be a part of the festivities. This year’s theme is “More Ways to Connect to Nature,” and there are more ways to explore our Florida State Parks than ever before. From in-person exploration to virtual experiences, there are many ways you can spend National Public Lands Day discovering everything Florida’s state parks have to offer.