International Coastal Cleanup Day Returns to South Walton

Posted by Robin Maynard on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 at 2:51pm.



South Walton, FL – The Walton County Tourism Department and the Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles are, once again, hosting an International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 – 11 a.m.

Both residents and visitors are encouraged to participate. Volunteer Beach Ambassador teams will be hosting groups at five South Walton Regional Beach Accesses listed below:

  1. Inlet Beach Regional Access, 139 S Orange St., Inlet Beach
  2. Santa Clara Regional Access, 3468E Co Hwy 30A, Seagrove
  3. Ed Walline Regional Access, 4447 W Co Hwy 30A, Gulf Place
  4. Dune Allen Regional Access, 5999 W Co Hwy 30A, Dune Allen
  5. Miramar Beach Regional Access, 2375 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach

Participants can choose to count their collected debris via the Clean Swell App, available through both the App Store and Google Play


“Ocean trash and plastic pollution are huge threats facing our oceans, marine life, and beaches. The International Coastal Cleanup Day is an opportunity to educate residents and visitors about global Clean Seas initiatives. And demonstrate South Walton’s commitment to protecting not only our sea turtles but maintaining the pristine beauty of our sugary white sandy beaches for generations to come,” says Beth Coppedge, founder, and president of Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles.


The types of debris collected will be recorded and conveyed to the Ocean Conservancy TIDES Database. This information will provide valuable data to experts and educational programs that work to address the ever-growing problem of ocean litter.


Join the South Walton community in participating in the world’s most extensive volunteer effort on behalf of ocean health.


For more information on South Walton’s ICC day, contact Christina Cabral at cabralagain@gmail.com or (615) 232-4700.


Please visit the Ocean Conservancy website for more information on International Coastal Cleanup day 2022.


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