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Cocoa Beach Cleanup

by 4Ocean Team May 14, 2018 13 Comments

Cocoa Beach Cleanup

The 4Ocean team partnered with Ron Jon Surf Shop and traveled to Cocoa Beach, FL to host our first official community beach cleanup in Brevard County. The cleanup was held at Alan Shepard Park, a beach visited quite often by both locals and tourists. Alan Shepard Park is located less than a mile south of the Historic Cocoa Beach Pier which attracts more than one million visitors annually. 

We were thrilled to have such a tremendous amount of support and over 300 volunteers attend our first cleanup in this area. Our team was joined by 318 passionate individuals from all ages who came out to make a difference. Officials from the City of Cocoa Beach, Keep Brevard Beautiful, and Balance for Earth all attended the event ready to help out their local community. We were even joined by over 100 students from Discovery Middle School who came all the way from Orlando to help make a positive impact at this cleanup. All together, with everyone's help, we were able to remove hundreds of pounds of trash from the coastline before it had a chance to make its way into the ocean. The most common items we found at the cleanup were plastic water bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. We even found a broken down soda can that had expired in 2003. Imagine how long that had been in the environment! 

Thanks to Dylan Hansen from Balance for Earth for capturing the event. See the video below to see all of our hard work in action!
 

 

The cleanup took place on May 12th, the day before Mother's Day. We were happy to see many mothers with their children out on the beach helping to clean. We would like to feature some of those mothers and their children and thank them for the difference they helped to make and for being such a great example for the future generation of ocean warriors and advocates - their children! Thank you to everyone else who attended the cleanup as well. It would have not been as successful as it was without all of your hard work and devotion!

 



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Adam Hicks
Adam Hicks

September 11, 2018

Really Great Work everybody! Thanks for this idea! Cocoa is a perfect closest beach to Orlando!

http://orlandobeaches.com/

Allison Mercer
Allison Mercer

June 06, 2018

I can’t tell you how incredibly wonderful this work that you’ve started is!! I lived in va beach for 5 years. I’d take morning walks and collect as much trash as i could. I felt helpless like it was a losing battle. You’ve renewed my faith in humanity!!

Juliann
Juliann

May 22, 2018

I would love to help you all clean up when I can. The closest beach to me is Tybee Island Savannah, Georgia.

Cheryl Biscoe
Cheryl Biscoe

May 22, 2018

I love the work you are doing. Any plans to do cleaning on the Great Lakes? That’s my backyard. And I think they are suffering as well with the same problems.

Daniel
Daniel

May 22, 2018

Good morning 4Ocean team! i just received my bracelet and I am happy to say that you are doing a great job!
Actually I am living in Dubai and here the situation is really crazy: perfect beaches in the private hotels and clubs and terrible situation in many other parts of the coast.
i love the sea, i love water, i love nature and i am a swim teacher and a rower! i can see everywhere also here the huge amount of plastic, trash in the ocean! i don’t know what to do: yesterday walking on Al Sufouh beach i collect almost 2 kg of plasting, only in the first 5 meters of water… nobody takes care and everybody just see on the other side when there is a big plastic bag on the seashore… i don’t know where the problem to take it and put in the trash bin.
can you guys, from 4Ocean do something here?
do you have any people here in the UAE?
in case please let me know!

Nancy Streveler
Nancy Streveler

May 22, 2018

The work you are doing to clean up beaches and oceans is awesome. I do wish that people would be more careful and not deposit trash in nature’s beautiful surroundings. Thank you for The work you are doing. I have a 4ocean bracelet to do a little to help.

Louise Taylor
Louise Taylor

May 22, 2018

Thank you so much to all of you for helping to protect our environment, our Oceans and sea life.
If you come to Australia, Melbourne and Geelong beaches, please let me know. My family and I will be there. 😁

Julie
Julie

May 22, 2018

Thank you – thank you to you all for what you are doing. Perhaps with more people like you our world stands a chance!

Susan Peet
Susan Peet

May 22, 2018

This is awesome! I live in a state that doesn’t have oceans but we have lots of lakes. It’s extremely important that more and more people get involved especially young people. Two thumbs up to all the people who got involved in this first ever beach cleanup. Hopefully, there won’t be many of them because the problem will go away.

Joan Baranek
Joan Baranek

May 22, 2018

Even though I cant help with clean up, I am so glad I joined and suported by purchasing a bracelet

Traci Foster
Traci Foster

May 22, 2018

You guys are amazing. Keep spreading the word. What youre doing is making a difference. The more people that learn about your organization. Maybe more people will think about protecting our mother earth

John A Bailey
John A Bailey

May 22, 2018

So glad so many came out to help what a great job done too.

Kara
Kara

May 22, 2018

Living in Saskatchewan Canada there aren’t many beaches to help clean up but I try to buy a bracelet every month! It’s not much but I’m doing what I can here! Love 4 ocean!

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