Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and supporters of
the Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup.
The Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup is not your typical litter removal event. As part of
this effort, volunteers collect data to identify the number and type of littered items, the
overall tonnage removed from each site and the amount of recyclable materials diverted.
This information is used to determine future needs, projects in the area and to create an
awareness of these needs within the community. As part of the International Coastal
Cleanup, data is shared with the Ocean Conservancy, Keep America Beautiful, as well as
local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.
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.
Create a masterpiece of photographic art from the litter collected
at your cleanup site. Take your picture while volunteering, include
location and names of everyone in the photo, upload to Facebook,
Instagram or Twitter with #RiverRatChallenge and be sure to tag
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (@KeepTBB).
Look for the Recycle Regatta, on Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup