Palm Coast is coordinating the 7th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 6. It’s time to register to participate and to help name this year’s mascot, the fiddler crab.
Palm Coast, FL – July 28, 2014 – Everyone’s assistance is needed to help clean and protect our community's treasured waterways and adjacent trails! The City of Palm Coast is coordinating the Seventh Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 6, and it’s now time to register to participate and to help name this year’s mascot, the fiddler crab.
This special event will pull together community volunteers to remove trash in and along the Intracoastal Waterway, its walkways and canals. Walkers can clean Palm Coast’s paths and trails, and boaters can work in saltwater canals and Intracoastal waters.
The clean-up adventure will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast, where supplies will be distributed to commence the morning activities. Following the cleanup and trash drop-off, volunteers are invited back to the Community Center for refreshments and a special awards ceremony to recognize those who found the most unique “trash.”
Pre-registration is available until Wednesday, Aug. 27, on the Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup website, www.palmcoastgov.com/icwc, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. Registration is also welcome on event day, but supplies will be limited; volunteer packages are guaranteed only for those who pre-register by Aug. 27.
Pre-registered volunteers may pick up their packages early at the Palm Coast Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, as part of orientation beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, trash bags, gloves, safety sheet and cleanup results form. Large volunteer groups are encouraged to participate in event orientation at the Community Center on Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. Groups may also learn more about the Waterway Cleanup on the event website shown above.
“The City of Palm Coast encourages everyone to register and volunteer in this wonderful event,” said Urban Forester Carol Mini, Coordinator of the Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup. “We would also like the community to help name the 2014 cleanup mascot, the fiddler crab, in voting on Facebook now through Aug. 3. Follow the City on Facebook to vote for your favorite name!”
Palm Coast's Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup Event is co-sponsored by the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). Won't you please help to FIND and dispose of our waterway refuse?
For more information, please call the Intracoastal Waterway Coordinator Carol Mini at 386-986-3722.