Keep Martin Beautiful hits the beaches

Posted on October 3, 2016

For nearly three decades, volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

Keep Martin Beautiful participates in International Coastal Cleanup

Keep Martin Beautiful once again joined the campaign on Sept. 17 with volunteers throughout the county's beaches and coastal areas collecting trash in one of our community's largest annual cleanup efforts.

One of the main goals of the cleanup is to help protect birds and marine life by reducing the likelihood that these innocent creatures will become injured or entangled in plastics or ingest deadly debris. Thousands of volunteers throughout the county participated to help make a positive impact on the environment and marine life.

Afterwards, volunteers were invited to an appreciation party hosted by Keep Martin Beautiful at the Stuart Beach pavilions.

Keep Martin Beautiful was founded in 1994 to preserve and enhance the quality of life in our community through litter prevention, waste reduction, beautification, community improvement and environmental stewardship education. In addition to the International Coastal Cleanup, they organize the annual Great American Cleanup in Martin County and coordinate the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Street programs.

To learn more or to join in future cleanup efforts, visit


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