Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the 33rd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area. Cleanup sites in Orange Beach include Boggy Point and Cotton Bayou Public Beach. Shuttling to the islands will be provided for anyone participating in the Boggy Point cleanup.
Due to potential COVID-19 concerns, this year’s cleanup will take place over multiple days to allow volunteers to properly practice social distancing and work in small groups. Event organizers will also provide masks for up to 5,000 volunteers.
There will be three staging locations in the Orange Beach area. Come to the Boggy Point Boat Launch between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 19th. Orange Beach Coastal Resources staff will be shuttling participants by boat to the islands and will make sure to follow all social-distancing guidelines (including wearing masks) while doing so!
To accommodate safety and expand the program, Coastal Cleanup participants are able to pick up supplies at cleanup sites on Saturday, September 19th and clean up areas of the beach and shoreline on their own during the week of September 19-27. Participants will have to handle disposing of their own recycling and trash themselves if they do decide to pick up on their own.
Two other separate cleanup locations in the Orange Beach area will include Cotton Bayou Beach and the Flora-Bama on Saturday, September 19th between 8 a.m. and noon.
For more information about the coastal zones, zone captains, start times, safety tips and a list of event sponsors, visit www.AlabamaCoastalCleanup.com or call 251-928-9792.
You can also follow the Alabama Coastal Cleanup on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlabamaCoastalCleanup.
In its over three-decade effort to clean up the coast, over 87,000 volunteers have removed more than 1.6 million pounds of trash from Alabama's valued coastline and waterways. Join us this year as we continue to make Alabama the Beautiful!
Supplies are limited. On the day of the event, come prepared with sunscreen, a hat, gloves, shoes and lots of water. It gets HOT!