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FORT LAUDERDALE -- Over 120 volunteers consisting of local divers, snorkelers, surfers and beach-goers participated in the first annual SOS Ocean Clean-Up to help support the Project AWARE movement for a trash free ocean and environment. Volunteers collected over 92 pounds of trash! The 4 hour event was held Saturday, September 6, 2014 on East Las Olas Blvd & A1A along Fort Lauderdale Beach followed by a Volunteer Awards & After Party at Quarterdeck’s sponsored by SweetWater Brewing.
0n Saturday September 13th, 24 of my diving friends and myself completed another Dive Against Debris Lake clean up at our favorite beach dive site at Lake Pleasant in Arizona. In a 2 hour period my team pulled out approx. 50 aluminum cans, 40 plastic bottles, plastic bags, pieces of plastic sheeting, shoes, gloves, fishing lures, fishing line, rope, a large piece of carpet, a couple metal poles, a 5 gallon plastic bucket and a lot of miscellaneous trash. After we hauled our trash up the hill back to our cars we had a potluck BBQ with tons of great food and new friends.
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, 115 volunteers, including 70 Lock Haven University students, helped in the 2nd phase of the Bald Eagle Creek Clean-up. Thanks to all those who helped we collected 248 tires and 6 large bags of trash.