All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join the UVA Club of Tampa Bay as we participate in the annual Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup, as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Join us at various sites along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River, Little Manatee River, Lake Thonotosassa and other waterways throughout Hillsborough County as we collect and document litter removal.
Unlike a typical litter removal event, this annual event offers the opportunity for volunteers to engage in vital international research activities by taking on the role of “Scientist for a Day”. With a specific focus on water-based natural resource protection and activism, volunteers collect items and record the data to identify the number and types of littered items found. This information is used to determine future requirements for cleanup initiatives, and develop awareness of these needs within the local communities who share these waterways. Collected data is shared with Keep America Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy, as well as local officials to help provide a local and global perspective.
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Cleanup Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cleanup Concludes: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
What To Bring
• Protective footwear (close-toed)
• Work or garden gloves
Trash bags, water, and soft gloves are provided. We encourage you to bring a re-usable bottle if you have one. Promotional giveaways available while supplies last. We look forward to seeing you there as we help out in our local community!