Palm Coast - The 10th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 - and the cleanup is needed more than ever as we recover from Hurricane Irma and other recent rainstorms.
Everyone's assistance is needed to help clean and protect our community's treasured waterways and adjacent trails! Citizens who had already registered for the cleanup before it was postponed can simply show up on cleanup day. Those who had previously registered but cannot attend the Nov. 4 makeup date are asked to notify Cleanup Coordinator Denise Bevan at email@example.com or 386-986-2458.
Those who had not already registered but would like to volunteer on Nov. 4 can sign up atwww.palmcoastgov.com/icwc. Registration is available online until Nov. 2. Volunteers can also sign up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave, and at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Registration is also welcome on event day at Holland Park, but supplies are limited.
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. Nov. 4, at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast, where supplies will be distributed to commence the morning activities. Following the cleanup and trash drop-off, volunteers are invited back to Holland Park for refreshments and a special awards ceremony to recognize volunteers.
In recognition of the 10th anniversary mascot, Walter Waterways, the City is excited to announce a partnership with the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab! On event day, experts from the Hospital will be present to teach about their efforts to rehabilitate, research and educate about these amazing creatures. Join us and learn about their amazing efforts.
Registered volunteers are also eligible to participate in a brand-new, fun game for the cleanup: the Where's Walter Contest. Our cleanup mascot Walter Waterways has gone missing, and we know that he enjoys visiting the City's beautiful parks. Walter has left some clues to help find him before time runs out. Contest rules and clues are available on the event website. Find Walter from Oct. 21 through event day.
"The hurricane tried to rain on our parade, but our volunteers are ready now to take on our annual cleanup," said Bevan, the City Administration Coordinator. "The storms have churned up some hidden trash, so we need as many volunteers as possible to join in the cleanup adventure."
Palm Coast's Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup Event is sponsored by the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND), Waste Pro, the Stone Engineering Group Inc., C.T. Hsu+ Associates P.A., Environmental Land Services, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, Ripple Effect Ecotours, Golden Lion Café and Turtle Shack Café.
Won't you please join Walter Waterways and help FIND and dispose of our waterway refuse? For more information, please call the Intracoastal Waterway Coordinator Denise Bevan at 386-986-2458 or visit www.palmcoastgov.com/icwc.