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Join a Cleanup - Skip the Straw

Skip the Straw is part of a larger DEP initiative to reduce waste, increase recycling and partner with communities to protect Florida’s environment. DEP encourages Florida residents to reduce overall waste, recycle and participate in cleanups throughout the year. Join a cleanup event listed below or create your own cleanup day with friends and family!

Northwest Florida

Saturday, September 15

  • International Coastal Cleanup, San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Cleanup along the St. Marks and Wakulla rivers. 8 - 11:30 a.m. 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks
  • Beach Cleanup, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Volunteers check in at Tram Stop #3 after the 9 a.m tram arrives. Call to register as volunteer: 850-267-8330.
  • International Coastal Cleanup Pensacola, 8 a.m. - noon. Park West, Pensacola Beach.
  • Navarre Beach Coastal Cleanup, 8 a.m. - noon. Clean up public areas of Navarre Beach, Navarre Beach Marine Park and boat launch areas.
  • International Coastal Cleanup - Henderson Beach State Park, 8 - 10 a.m. 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin
  • Coastal Cleanup at Bald Point State Park, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 146 Box Cut Road, Alligator Point
  • International Coastal Cleanup - Perdido Key State Park, 8 a.m. - noon. 15301 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola
  • Coastal Cleanup at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. 465 Wakulls Park Dr.
  • Coastal Cleanup, Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 1900 E Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island
  • International Coastal Cleanup at St. Andrews State Park, 9 - 11 a.m. 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach
  • International Coastal Cleanup at Torreya State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. Aspalaga Landing

Saturday, September 22

  • Coastal cleanup at Big Lagoon State Park, 8 a.m. - noon. 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola
  • Park Road Cleanup at Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. 18532 180th Street, Live Oak
  • Cleanup at Blackwater River State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. 7721 Deaton Bridge Rd, Milton. Bring canoe or kayak for a 1.5 hr trip from Boat Ramp Road to Deaton Bridge Road to help remove trash and debris from the river and along the banks.

Northeast Florida

Saturday, September 15

Central Florida

Saturday, September 15

Saturday, September 22

  • National Public Lands Day Cleanup at Rainbow Springs State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. 19158 SW 81st Place Rd., Dunnellon
  • National Public Lands Day Cleanup at Manatee Springs State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. Shoreline cleanup at Clay Landing boat ramp and along the Suwanee River. 11650 NW 115 Street, Chiefland

Southeast Florida

Saturday, September 15

Saturday, September 22

Saturday, October 6

Southwest Florida

Saturday, September 8

  • International Coastal Cleanup at Fruitville Heights in 2120 19th St. S., St. Petersburg, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at New Hope MBC
  • International Coastal Cleanup at Gandy Beach, US 92, St. Petersburg, 9  - 10:30 a.m.
  • International Coastal Cleanup at Treasure Island, 8:30 - 11 a.m. Meet at the Waffle House parking lot across from Treasure Island Beach, 11185 Gulf Blvd.
  • International Coastal Cleanup and County Park Beautification Project at Indian Rocks Beach, 9 -  11 a.m. 1700 Gulf
  • International Coastal Cleanup at Caladesi Island State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. Caledesi Island, Dunedin
  • International Coastal Cleanup at Honeymoon Island State Park, 9 a.m. - noon. #1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin
  • International Coastal Cleanup at Myakka River State Park, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota

Saturday, September 15

  • Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup, 8 a.m. - noon. Check in at Cedar Key City Marina, 1st and A Street
  • International Coastal Cleanup - Cedar Key Museum State Park, 8 a.m. - noon. 12231 SW 166 Court, Cedar Key.
  • International Coastal Cleanup - Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, 8 - 11 a.m. 11135 Gulfshore Drive, Naples

South Florida

Saturday, September 15

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