International Coastal Cleanup

Protect & Restore our Blue Planet's Shorelines

September 15, 9 AM - 12 PM | Ballast Point Park & Pier


The Florida Aquarium will be participating in the International Coastal Cleanup with partners from the Ocean Conservancy and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.

Join The Florida Aquarium team on Saturday, September 15 from 9 AM -12 PM  for a shoreline cleanup at Ballast Point Park and Pier to clean up trash and raise awareness of the importance of our clean shores for the health and wellness of marine animals and the natural environment. Our goal is to collect as much trash and debris as possible to contribute to healthier shorelines and oceans!

Please note there is limited number of parking spaces at Ballast Point Park. We will meet at the park beginning at 8:30 AM for registration, safety briefing, and instructions and will get started by 9 AM. Come for the morning, or come for an hour. Any time you contribute helps to protect and restore our blue planet! 

Important Cleanup Tips

  • Wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and/or sunglasses.
  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty.
  • Bring / wear sunscreen (we recommend coral-safe brands).
  • The Florida Aquarium will provide gloves and other cleanup supplies.

Other Considerations

  • Water coolers will be provided. We recommend bringing your reusable water bottle to fill up and stay hydrated.
  • Use caution when onsite at the cleanup:
    • If something is too large to lift, get help or leave it and we will report to the proper authorities.
    • If you come across broken glass or syringes, please leave them alone and do not risk injury to yourself or others.
    • Please respect wildlife and land around the cleanup area including mangroves, animals, etc.