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Hollywood Beach Cleanup

by 4Ocean Team January 20, 2018 3 Comments

Hollywood Beach Cleanup

The 4Ocean team recently made our way down to Hollywood Beach, FL where we partnered with Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at The Carpenter House and Treehouse Learning for our first beach cleanup in this area. The area we cleaned was the same site two groups had previously cleaned for two consecutive days leading up to our own cleanup. So you wouldn't think there would be any trash, right? Wrong. We ended up removing 100 pounds of trash!

We were joined by many helping hands, both large and small, to help clean this local beach in Hollywood. By partnering with other organizations who have a similar mission, we are able to reach more volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to spending a morning on the beach helping to make a difference.

Treehouse learning is an authentic educational program for homeschool and private elementary age children. They provide individualized and unique activities and lessons to cater to children’s needs making learning both fun and memorable. At Treehouse Learning, the team is able to offer alternative classes, lessons, workshops and camps that teach not just academia but also core values on life, experiences and relationships among children and their environment. Treehouse Learning focuses on community, environmental awareness, a love for learning and the preservation of childhood.

The mission of the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is to provide outstanding marine education, interactive learning, and research with a focus on endangered sea turtles. Their vision is to be a premier marine environmental education facility that engages residents and visitors by increasing conservation awareness and action in a way that ultimately results in greater protection of our marine and coastal environments.The Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) was opened with the desire to educate and delight locals and tourists alike through their educational green sea turtle, Captain, and the splendor of the coastal environment in South Florida.



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Caroline Walcot
Caroline Walcot

March 10, 2018

I need to correct something in my recent comment. I wrote “500 pounds”, but that should read “100 pounds”. It’s still an awful lot of litter that should not even be there!!

Caroline Walcot
Caroline Walcot

March 10, 2018

I need to correct something in my recent comment. I wrote “500 pounds”, but that should read “100 pounds”. It’s still an awful lot of litter that should not even be there!!

Caroline Walcot
Caroline Walcot

March 10, 2018

It is truly shocking to see so much trash come from a recently cleaned beach. Is it not possible to put up signs to say that the beach has been cleaned up and asking people to take their litter home? I know that some will still be washed up by the sea, but not 500 pounds of it!!

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