kayak cleanup

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful presents the

26th Annual Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup

followed by the Rally on the River

on September 21, 2013.


Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for participating in this event. We removed well over 60,500 pounds of litter and debris from over 75 locations throughout Hillsborough County. See a list of cleanup locations. Over 4,000 volunteers participated in the cleanup along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River and other waterways and then visited Lowry Park for the Rally on the River on Saturday, September 21, 2013.


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 International Coastal Cleanup, Keep America Beautiful, as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.


Rollin’ on the River Rally

Volunteers were welcomed at Lowry Park for the Rollin on the River Rally featuring the Recycle Regatta, live music, free food, and environmental educational booths. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for helping us to

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful!