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Volunteers Needed to Clean Tampa's Beaches on July 5
June 24, 2008 - National Clean Beaches Week is July 1-7, 2008 and the City of Tampa is encouraging residents to get involved to help keep our beaches clean and healthy. The public is invited to join the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Beatification Program for beach clean-up projects at Ben T. Davis Beach and Picnic Island Beach on Saturday, July 5, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Thousands visit Tampa’s beaches on the Fourth of July and tons of trash are left behind. Volunteers and city staff will be picking up trash and litter, returning the beaches to their normal beauty. Gloves, trash bags and water will be provided.

Clean Beaches Week is designed to recognize the environmental and recreational value of our beaches. During this week, beachgoers are asked to 1) leave no trace at the beach; 2) walk one mile on the beach; 3) enjoy one healthy seafood meal; and 4) swim, surf, boat responsively.

To volunteer for the beach clean-up, please call the Mayor's Beautification Program at (813) 221-8733.

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