On March 2, more than 1,400 volunteers participated in the 42nd Broward County Waterway Cleanup and collected 35 tons of trash and debris from 38 sites across the county from Deerfield Beach to Dania Beach.
Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the cleanup brought together volunteers of all ages, ranging from one to 87, to participate on land and in water with 161 vessels, including boats, kayaks, and paddleboards.
Nicole Hoekstra, MIASF event coordinator, said that many long-term volunteers commented that the waterways are getting cleaner. According to a MIASF press release, “The good news is that Broward Countians are dedicated to protecting their environment and keeping the waterways clean throughout the year, and the Waterway Cleanup reinforces and celebrates that good work,” Hoekstra said.
Next year’s cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 7, and for more information, visit waterwaycleanup.org