May
1
Sun
**Various dates in May & June** Seagrass Matting w/Florida Oceanographic Society (Stuart)
May 1 – Jun 30 all-day

**Various dates and times in May and June 2022**
To view the calendar and register, please visit the FOS Events page.

Help Florida Oceanographic Society (FOS) create seagrass mats that will be used to restore seagrass meadows in the Indian River Lagoon. Participants will be attaching seagrass fragments to pre-cut burlap mats. No experience needed, but must have nimble fingers. This event is outdoors in their Group Pavilion. Wear clothes that can get a bit wet and dirty, shoes, and please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. Please note the minimum age of participants is 5 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult.

FOS has have limited space available for these events, so you must register in advance.
Click here to view available opportunities, and to RSVP.

Jul
5
Tue
Volusia County Post-Holiday Beach Cleanup
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am

Spend the morning on the beach picking up trash and leaving the beach clean and safer for wildlife. Large and small pieces of trash threaten the birds, sea turtles, and other wildlife on the beach. They also wash out to the ocean and pose further harm to fish and marine mammals. Every piece of trash pick up could save a life of an ocean animal.

Choose from three locations:

  • Tom Renick Park in Ormond
  • Sun Splash Park in Daytona
  • Bethune Beach in New Smyrna<

This is an event by an SMC partner. Please RSVP at 386-736-5927 to participate.

Visit the Volusia County website for more on Volunteer Volusia.

Jul
10
Sun
Indian River Lagoon Cleanup w/Central Florida Recon & Space Coast Regional Friends of the FL Master Naturalist Program (Titusville)
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am

From the hosts at Central Florida Recon:

Please join Central Florida recon as we partner with the Space Coast group of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). If conditions are calm, we will launch at the ramp near the Valicenti Pavilion and Titusville Sailing Club. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

Jul
15
Fri
Volusia County Jetty Cleanup (Ponce Inlet)
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am

Spend the morning on the jetty at Lighthouse Point Park informing visitors and anglers about the underwater cleanup happening just off the jetty. While there, volunteers can pick up trash and fishing line from the paved jetty or the rocks. Removing the line from the jetty reduces the entanglement risk for birds, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife.

When the underwater team returns, volunteers can assist with separating the lead weights from line for recycling. Meet at the jetty in Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S. Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet. Please RSVP at 386-736-5927 to participate.

This is an event by an SMC partner. Please RSVP at 386-736-5927 to participate.

Visit the Volusia County website for more on Volunteer Volusia.

Jul
23
Sat
15th Annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup (various locations in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties)
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Save the Manatee Club is proud to be a sponsor of the 2022 Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup!

Debris in waterways, such as discarded fishing line and hooks, plastic six-pack holders, and plastic bags, is dangerous to manatees and other wildlife. Since 2008, the annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup has removed 95.5 tons of trash from the waterways of the Treasure Coast!

The traditional cleanup event, including the Peck Lake Reef Dive Cleanup, will be held Saturday, July 23rd, from 8am-12:30pm.
A self-reporting cleanup week kicks off on Saturday, July 16 and runs through Sunday, July 24th.

For more information, and to register, visit http://www.tcwaterwaycleanup.com/

Aug
12
Fri
Volusia County Jetty Cleanup (Ponce Inlet)
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am

Spend the morning on the jetty at Lighthouse Point Park informing visitors and anglers about the underwater cleanup happening just off the jetty. While there, volunteers can pick up trash and fishing line from the paved jetty or the rocks. Removing the line from the jetty reduces the entanglement risk for birds, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife.

When the underwater team returns, volunteers can assist with separating the lead weights from line for recycling. Meet at the jetty in Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S. Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet. Please RSVP at 386-736-5927 to participate.

This is an event by an SMC partner. Please RSVP at 386-736-5927 to participate.

Visit the Volusia County website for more on Volunteer Volusia.

Sep
17
Sat
Marine Resources Council International Coastal Cleanup (Multiple Locations in Brevard County)
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Locations

  • Melbourne Causeway
  • Eau Gallie Causeway
  • Pineda Causeway
  • 520 / West Cocoa Beach Causeway

The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The Marine Resources Council, in collaboration with Keep Brevard Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy, invites you to join in for this year’s cleanup.

This is an event by an SMC partner. The supplies for this event are allocated for each site based on registrations, so it is very important for you to register via the link below.

Click here for more information on the event Facebook page.
Click here to register.

Oct
8
Sat
Lake Formosa Cleanup w/Central FL Recon & Friends of Loch Haven Chain of Lakes (Orlando)
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am

From the hosts at Central Florida Recon:

Please join Central Florida Recon as we partner with Friends of Loch Haven Chain of Lakes to pick up trash from in and around Lake Formosa. You do not need to own your own vessel to take part, there is plenty of green space to walk on foot picking up trash. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks and water to keep hydrated. We hope to see you there.

Visit the Facebook event page for more info and to RSVP.