Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
September 20, 2014
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.
This year's 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.
Look for the Recycle Regatta, on Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup