Annual Cleanups

Great American Cleanup

Saturday, May 15th 2021

Various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Check in: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Great American Cleanup is a call to action to create more sustainable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities that impact individuals in need, aesthetic community improvements and environmental impact.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful recruits volunteers, site captains and local sponsors to foster unity and strengthen community bonds through beautification and improvement efforts across Hillsborough County.

Volunteer Registration is now open

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsor

2019 Stats

lbs. Litter & Debris Removed
lbs. Invasive Plants Removed
Trees Planted

World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Take action wherever you are and pledge to volunteer to join Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful remotely on Saturday, June 6, 2020 as we celebrate World Oceans Day.

We are encouraging individuals and families to participate while abiding by the social distancing guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We’re calling all volunteers with kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and motorboats to help us cleanup our local waterways.

If you don’t have a water vessel, you can still participate by cleaning up a local shoreline or neighborhood. Did you know that 80% of all litter on land will end up in our waterways? By taking a proactive approach, we can all make a big impact in our community!

After Fireworks Cleanup

Sunday, July 5, 2021
(Walkers Only)

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We all enjoy our time celebrating America’s birthday with picnics, libations and sparklers, but the time comes when we must clean up after the party. Join your fellow Tampa Bay residents in helping to protect our waterways from becoming an explosion of unsightly litter.

Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup

Save The Date
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Various Locations Throughout Hillsborough County

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful presents the Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Unlike a typical litter removal event, this event offers the opportunity for volunteers to engage in vital international research activities by taking on the role of “Scientist for a Day.” With a specific focus on water-based natural resource protection, volunteers collect items and record the data. This information is used to determine future requirements for cleanup initiatives, assess projects that are needed in the area and develop awareness of these needs within the local communities who share these waterways.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors and partners for helping to make this event a huge success! In 2019 7,329 volunteers removed 168,065 lbs. of litter and debris from our waterways. Join the movement to protect our waterways.

What To Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Protective footwear (close-toed)
  • Work or garden gloves
  • Reusable water bottle
Calling All Site Captains!

If you are looking to gain leadership experience while giving back to your community, sign up to host a location near you. Email for more information.

Trash bags, water and soft gloves are provided. Promotional giveaways available while supplies last.

Trash Free Waters Day

Sunday, January 26, 2020
(Walkers Only)

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Hillsborough Trash Free Waters Program is a call to action to create more sustainable communities by counteracting negligent behaviors and preventing activities that pose water quality issues and habitat concerns in Florida. Volunteers are needed for Trash Free Waters Day to make a difference in their community while improving our local waterways.

After Gasparilla Cleanup

Sunday, January 26, 2020
(Walkers Only)

Map of Meeting Locations

Checkin: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cleanup: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The pirates will soon ship off through Tampa Bay and are anticipated to leave quite a mess after a weekend of partying. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the City of Tampa need your help to keep our paradise litter free. Join us the day after the main festivities to help remove litter and debris from the parade route.

List of 4 locations:
Fred Ball Park – 2621 Bayshore Blvd Tampa, FL 33629
Kate Jackson Park – 821 S. Rome Ave Tampa, FL 33609
Bern’s Park – 1400 S Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33609
Bank of America – 249 S Hyde Park Ave. Tampa, FL 33606

Ready To Help?

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Help us by donating now, sponsoring an event, becoming a member or volunteering with us!