40th Anniversary Waterway Cleanup Wrap-Up March 28, 2017

On the 40th Anniversary of the Broward County Waterway Cleanup, volunteers at 37 sites throughout the County spent four hours on Saturday, March 4th cleaning local inland waterways from Dania Beach to Deerfield Beach. By the afternoon, nearly 2,000 volunteers, ranging in age from 7 to 91, had amassed slightly more than 40 tons of trash, including shopping carts, furniture, a submerged canoe, tires, and even a discarded ankle monitor.

Afterwards, the volunteer thank you party known as the Trash Bash was held at the Lauderdale Marine Center, where winners of the middle school and high school art and essay contests were announced and were awarded scholarships for their entries.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) – Presenting Sponsor, National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation – Kick-Off Party Sponsor, Anodyne – Trash Bash Sponsor, and site sponsors: IsoFlex, Land and Sea, Cliff Berry, Ecoboats, Broward County Environmental Protection, North Springs Improvement District, JM Family Enterprises, Oakland Park, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Isles Water Management District, Trac Ecological, Derecktor Shipyard, Coral Ridge Yacht Club, Coral Springs Improvement District, The Chappell Group, Gold Coast Marine Distributors, Harbour Towne Marina, The Triton, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, and Beard Marine. Broward County WWCU is a Winterfest Sanctioned Event.

Next year’s date is set for March 3, 2018, and sponsorship and registration information can be found at

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