Keep Indian River Beautiful is recruiting volunteers for Sept. 19 clean-up day

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River Lagoon and the County’s beautiful beaches are essential to the local tourism and the heart of the community. Keep Indian River Beautiful is recruiting 1,000 volunteers to remove litter and marine debris on Saturday, Sept. 19. This event is held annually as part of the International Coastal Cleanup hosted worldwide by The Ocean Conservancy.

As part of the International Coastal Cleanup, our volunteers will not only improve the community, they will be collecting data to help track the litter locally and globally. This information will be used to pinpoint local needs and brought to the United Nations and other key political arenas to influence future World Ocean policies.

Keep Indian River Beautiful provides supplies such as gloves, trash bags and hand sanitizer to all volunteers as well as T-shirts and other give away items. Community service hours are provided upon request. To register and for a map of the cleanup locations, visit

“This is an opportunity to make a difference around the world while helping in your own back yard,” says KIRB Executive Director Daisy Packer. “It’s also a family friendly way to save our local wildlife, improve all quality of life and enjoy the beauty of the environment we are blessed to have here in Indian River County.

The Volunteer Appreciation event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. It will celebrate the effort of everyone involved in community improvement projects and the grand re-opening of Upcycle It! – the recycle store located in the Indian River Mall. For more information on the International Coastal Cleanup or our Upcycle It store, contact Keep Indian River Beautiful at (772) 226-7738.

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