Sanibel-Captiva Coastal Cleanup 2020

09:00 am-12:00 pm Nature Center

In coordination with Keep Lee County Beautiful, SCCF is serving as coordinator for Sanibel and Captiva for the Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Every September for 34 years, ICC has motivated over nine million people from around the world to pick up over 144 million pounds of trash from nearly 300,000 miles of shoreline as the largest volunteer effort of its kind!

While FGCU Service Learning students will be doing the clean up this year on Captiva, there are two ways you can participate in the clean up on Sanibel. One is in-person for pick-up of materials and drop-off of trash and one is through an app and is totally contact-free.

For either of these two options, you need to first sign up online to commit to a specific stretch of beach on Sanibel where your family (or group) would like to collect trash.

Due to COVID-19, we do not expect or encourage ANY gathering with people outside of your "bubble" for this effort. Please take all precautions such as wearing face coverings, i.e. masks, and social distancing when participating. Many of the smaller sections of beach are just right for a family to handle and larger sections will allow for several small groups to participate in an independent manner.

If you opt to participate in-person, please pick up garbage bags, gloves, and data sheets at SCCF’s Sanibel Sea School at 455 Periwinkle Way, on any weekday between 9am to 4pm from now until Friday, Sept. 18. 

On Sept. 19, transportation and parking will be the responsibility of the participants. Many beach access parking lots require City-issued parking stickers or require you to pay for parking. There will be no parking passes available. for city parking locations and information.

Trash will be collected and weighed at SCCF’s Nature Center at 3333 San-Cap Rd., between 9am-12pm on Sept. 19. You will also need to hand in your completed data sheet then. If you prefer to participate in a contact-less way, you can download the Ocean Conservancy Clean Swell app to record any trash/debris collected. You will need to provide your own garbage bags and gloves. The data collected will instantaneously upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database and be recorded.

We recommend all volunteers to wear beach shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.  We also ask our volunteers to bring a reusable filled water container to reduce plastic use.

If you have any questions please email info@sccf.org

To register to participate either in-person on through the app, please sign up to take responsibility for trash pick up on a designated section of beach online here.

Directions

Due to COVID-19, we do not expect or encourage ANY gathering with people outside of your "bubble" for this effort. Please take all precautions such as wearing face coverings, i.e. masks, and social distancing when participating. Many of the smaller sections of beach are just right for a family to handle and larger sections will allow for several small groups to participate in an independent manner.

If you opt to participate in-person, please pick up garbage bags, gloves, and data sheets at SCCF’s Sanibel Sea School at 455 Periwinkle Way, on any weekday between 9am to 4pm from now until Friday, Sept. 18.

Trash will be collected and weighed at SCCF’s Nature Center at 3333 San-Cap Rd., between 9am-12pm on Sept. 19. You will also need to hand in your completed data sheet then.

Instructions

To register to participate either in-person on through the app, please sign up to take responsibility for trash pick up on a designated section of beach online here

If you prefer to participate in a contact-less way, you can download the Ocean Conservancy Clean Swell app to record any trash/debris collected. You will need to provide your own garbage bags and gloves. The data collected will instantaneously upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database and be recorded.

We also ask our volunteers to bring a reusable filled water container to reduce plastic use.

Register