Beach Cleanup Programs in Pensacola, Destin, and Gulf Shores
Looking to make a difference during your time at the beach? There are volunteer opportunities for beach cleanup in Pensacola, Destin, and Gulf Shores. As you may know, litter left behind on the beach can be harmful to wildlife and marine animals that inhabit the Gulf. It is important to give back to the area that gives so much to us by keeping it clean and safe. As part of our voluntourism initiative, we invite guests to volunteer with a local organization during their stay. Our team works to stay active in our communities and we invite you to join in on the fun! It feels so good to give back, especially to a community that supports us so much. Beach cleanups are a simple and easy way to make a big difference. There is a way for you to participate no matter where you stay along the Gulf Coast.
Keep Pensacola Beautiful – Pensacola Beach & Perdido Key
Keep Pensacola Beautiful’s goal is to educate and provide resources for locals and guests to consistently improve the community. They strive for sustainability and do this by participating in several beach cleanup initiatives. These include the International Coastal Cleanup in September, World Oceans Day in June, and Memorial Day Cleanup in May. You can help their efforts by planning your own beach cleanup through their volunteer program! They’ll provide everything you need including the necessary equipment. All they ask is that you coordinate with them at least one month in advance. Learn more about their beach cleanup programs, here.
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance – 30A, Destin, & Fort Walton Beach
The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance works to sustain healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration, and research. Their efforts cover the Choctawhatchee Bay, River, coastal dune lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. They strive to keep our waterways swimmable and fishable for years to come. They offer unique programs including oyster shell recycling and gardening as well as monofilament recycling to keep fishing line from entering our waterways. You can get involved in multiple different ways. They have options including collecting and recycling used fishing line and building oyster reefs.
Alabama Coastal Cleanup – Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, & Fort Morgan
If you prefer to stay in Coastal Alabama, there are still opportunities for you too. The Alabama Coastal Cleanup is in its 34th year of cleaning the beaches. Meet them out on September 18, 2021, to participate in their beach cleanup event. Since the first event in 1987, over 87,000 volunteers have helped clean up the beaches and coastal waterways. That equals out to 1.6 million pounds of trash! The Alabama Coastal Cleanup is organized by the Alabama Coastal Foundation. They offer other events so be sure to see if one is happening during your stay.
If you are hoping to book a last-minute trip to the beach this fall. Look no further! We would love to host you at the beach. Be sure to check our website for vacation rentals in Pensacola, Destin, and Coast Alabama. No matter where you stay along the Gulf Coast, you will have access to beach clean up programs during your trip.