Over 30 volunteers joined the Palm Beach County Diving Association and Pura Vida Divers on Saturday, September 23rd for a massive cleanup event at Phil Foster Park and the Blue Heron Bridge. We removed over 500 lbs of debris and trash from the park, shoreline, and water!
The cleanup was part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized locally by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, but the volunteers were motivated in large part by the recent impacts of Hurricane Irma. Many went above and beyond, with two pairs of volunteers each removing more than 150 pounds of trash!
The Hurricane impacted our waterways, damaging shoreline structure and scattering debris along beaches and inshore banks. Included in the items we collected were a bench seat, along with numerous planks of wood, fishing line, and even shoes. Scroll through the Photo Gallery below to see more of the interesting items we removed during the event.
Pura Vida Divers is the steward of Phil Foster Park through the Palm Beach County Adopt-A-Park program. We host annual shore and in-water cleanups at the park, and under the Blue Heron Bridge. We also participate in offshore cleanups, aboard our charter boat Sirena.
Join us for our next park cleanup event on Saturday, December 16 from 9 am to 12 pm. Contact us to register. All cleanup supplies will be provided, and volunteers will receive community service hours for their participation.
Call 561-840-8750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.