During this year's 22nd Annual Great American Clean-Up affiliates in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties will join together volunteers in our community, from March 1 through May 31, to clean up our parks, public areas and waterways. Nationwide, this program gathers over 2 million Americans to educational and litter-free events to help improve and preserve our country. Keep an eye out for more GAC events on our Green Community Calendar!
Volunteer advance registration is not necessary for walk-up sites. Groups consisting of 10 or more volunteers are encouraged to call the KPB office (533-0402) so that we will not have too many volunteers at one location. (All locations meet at 9 am unless otherwise noted.)
Indian Rocks Beach - 1700 Gulf Blvd. N. side of County Park; call 727-595-6889 for more info; (8 am).
Indian Shores - 2 blocks north of Park Blvd on left, there will be flashing message board; (8 am).
Madeira Beach - 15100 Gulf Blvd, DAV Concession Stand; (8:30 am)
Gulfport - East of Gulfport Marina: 29th Ave. S. & Miriam St.; call 727-893-1092 for more info.
St Pete Beach - Meet in front of Paradise Grille: 900 Gulf Way; call 727-363-9245 for more info.
Pass-a-Grille - call 363-9245 for more info.
Upham Beach - call 363-9245 for more info.
Tierra Verde # 1 - NE side before the drawbridge; call 727-873-4990 for more info.
Tierra Verde # 2 - Meet at Tampa Bay Watch building just before the Ft. Desoto toll booth: 3000 Pinellas Bayway S.
Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs - Meet at western end of Gulf Rd; for more info call Scott Smith: 727-942-5628 (8 am).
Clearwater Memorial Causeway - Meet at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: 249 Windward Passage.
Caladesi Island - Meet at the South Pavilion, ask ranger at gate; (10 am).
Honeymoon Island State Park - Main Beach parking lot; call 727-462-6187 for more info.
Dunedin Causeway - Meet at the first left past the drawbridge; (8 am).
Gandy Causeway - Meet at the southwest end at the beginning of the mangroves; for more info call 727-893-7320.
Pinellas Point - Meet at end of 14th St. S.; for more info call 727-893-7320.
Coffee Pot Bayou Park - 1st St. and 30th Ave North; for more info call 727-893-7320.
Grandview Park - 6th St and 36th Ave South; for more info call 727-893-7320.
Jungle Prada/Abercrombie - 1700 Elbow Lane and Park St. North; for more info call 727-893-7320.
Spa Beach - Spa Beach at the St. Pete Pier: 2nd Ave NE; for more info call 727-895-7437 *215.
George C McGough Nature Park - 11901 146th St N.
Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve - 423 Lafayette Blvd; call 813-749-1260 for more info.
The City of Tampa Clean City Division, along with Friends of Clean City, is proud to initiate this effort during the Great American Clean Up. New this year, is a partnership with Exide Batteries. Bring in your old auto, motorcycle and marine batteries to one of the five staging sites for recycling and receive a coupon for a free pizza.
-Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at cleanup sites (see below).
-Clean up and beautification projects will be from 9 a.m. to noon.
-Event celebration with activities will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. inside Raymond James Stadium
-Mayor Iorio will thank all the volunteers beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The celebration event will be at Raymond James Stadium, located at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For more info, please visit their website at www.tampagov.net/cleancity.
New Tampa: Benito Middle School - 10101 Cross Creek Blvd.
East Tampa: TPD District 3 - 3808 22nd St.
North Tampa: Sulphur Springs Pool - 713 E. Bird St.
West Tampa: Raymond James Stadium- 4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
South Tampa: Himes Ave. Sports Complex- 4501 S. Himes Ave.