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Let’s stop and do a 15 minute beach clean-up!



In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, we stopped by our favorite spot at Cypress Point Beach for a clean-up. We used this scavenger hunt to make it interesting! Sadly, we found all 10 items in 15 minutes or less. We filled 3 bags of marine debris this morning.


Helpful hints when beach cleaning:

  1. Use long bbq tongs (for reaching). Don’t touch anything directly. We got ours from Publix.

  2. Stay off of beach dunes. You can kill them. The plants keep them stabilized. Also, you never know what creature you could be stepping on. Read the beach signage to help direct you where to walk.

  3. Bring water, coral safe sunscreen, hats, and bug spray as usual!


Item 1

Item 2

Item 3

Item 4

Item 5

Item 6

Item 7

Item 8

Item 9 (We didn’t find soda rings, but this mesh bag can strangle wildlife.)

Item 10


It’s important to note that all of these items you can find in your very own neighborhood. If you live in Florida, your neighborhood is a watershed. The debris will make it to the ocean! It’s a good habit to clean up our beaches, but also after ourselves so we keep our water safe for everyone!





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