Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful presents the
27th Annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
on September 20, 2014.
Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
The Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Registration opens August 1st and cleanup locations will be available then. Last year we removed well over 60,500 pounds of litter and debris from over 75 locations throughout Hillsborough County. We had over 4,000 volunteers participate in the cleanup along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River and other waterways.
As part of the Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup, data was collected from the event including the number and type of littered items, the overall tonnage removed and the amount of recyclable material diverted from each site. This information is used to determine future needs and projects in the area and create an awareness of these needs within the community. Data is shared with the Ocean Conservancy through their International Coastal Cleanup, Keep America Beautiful, as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.