June 06, 2024
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We need a healthy ocean for a healthy climate – and vice versa!  Each year, the United Nations recognizes World Oceans Day June 8.  The celebratory day is to remind us all of the importance of oceans, educate everyone on the impact of human actions on the ocean and develop a worldwide movement of citizens to create a sustainable solution.

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Keep Pasco Beautiful is offering a cleanup event June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon:

INLAND CLEANUP:
WHERE: Anclote Gulf Park
2305 Baillies Bluff Road 
Holiday

KAYAK CLEANUP: CANCELED
WHERE: Energy and Marine Center
9130 Old Post Rd 
Port Richey


Volunteer registration is open through June 1, 2024.  Click HERE to register and to learn more!

Fun Facts:

  • More than 70% of the planet is covered by ocean
  • The ocean houses most of Earth’s biodiversity
  • It produces at least 50% of our planet’s oxygen
  • It’s the main source of protein for more than a billion people worldwide
  • It is a huge economic driver with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030

This World Oceans Day Celebration is thanks to partnerships among Keep Pasco Beautiful; Pasco County Solid Waste; Pasco County Recycling; Pasco County Environmental Compliance; Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; Reworld Pasco; and Tampa Bay Water.  For more information about Keep Pasco Beautiful, please visit: KeepPascoBeautiful.org.