Crystal Coast Waterkeeper has partnered with the Town of Atlantic Beach on a citizen cleanup effort.
Signage and beach clean-up baskets have been installed at 22 beach accesses. These baskets provide an opportunity for beach walkers to collect trash and dispose of it in the appropriate container. The signage posted features a QR code to allow visitors to directly download NOAA’s Marine Debris Tracker app.
The Marine Debris Tracker mobile app, originating in 2010, is a joint initiative between the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI), run out of the University of Georgia College of Engineering. The tracker app allows you to help make a difference by checking in when you find trash along our coastlines and waterways. This tool is a great way to get involved in local and global data collection, and it allows for the identification of trash “hot spots” along our coastline.
Be sure to utilize a basket on your next beach walk and post a photo using #TrashFreeAB!
You can always play Cleanup Bingo wherever you are and submit pictures for a prize!