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Presented by

Rotary Club of New Port Richey

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It is estimated that 80% of the trash in our waters originates from land.  Litter and debris along our roadways ends up in stormwater systems which ultimately lead to rivers, lakes and open waters.  To protect our waters we have the Keep Pasco Beautiful Cleanup the third Saturday of every September. The next Keep Pasco Beautiful Cleanup is scheduled for September 21st, 2024, save the date!

Last time, the Keep Pasco Beautiful Cleanup was held on Saturday, September 16, 2023.  Volunteers participated in 79 locations throughout Pasco County. There were 1,564 volunteers that worked for 4,885 hours picking up 18.52 tons of trash. The Independent Sector values a volunteer hour at $31.80, which would put the volunteer cost-benefit for this cleanup at $155,344.59. 


The local cleanups, mobilized by Ocean Conservancy, are part of the largest worldwide volunteer effort on behalf of ocean health. The purpose is to clean up and track the trash collected. More than 8 million metric tons of plastic trash ends up in our oceans every year. Since 1986, the International Coastal Cleanup has captured more than 348 million pounds of trash with the efforts of over 17 million volunteers.


A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, we would not be able to do the cleanups without them. Through their sponsorship dollars we were able to supply volunteers with trash bags, gloves, t-shirts, and trash pickers.

When doing a cleanup, it is a good idea to wear closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses. We also recommend you plan on bringing your own water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and bug spray.

Registration for the 2024 Keep Pasco Beautiful Cleanup will be open soon. Thank you for doing your part to protect our planet and Keep Pasco Beautiful!

Thank you to our sponsors

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