Keep Okaloosa Beautiful will be hosting a clean up event at the Spoil Islands in the Santa Rosa Sound this month. The clean up will take place on Friday, August 11th starting at 9 AM.
- Volunteers will meet at the first island and fan out to remove trash and debris that has washed up on the shores.
This is a ‘bring your own transportation’ event. Participants are encouraged to use their own boats, kayaks, canoes or paddleboards to access the islands. Two local boat ramps will serve as launching points – the Mary Esther city pier and boat ramp and the Liza Jackson Boat Ramp.
- The trip to the spoil islands from Mary Esther is approximately half a mile.
- The distance to the spoil islands from Liza Jackson Boat ramp will be approximately one mile.
The clean up will provide an opportunity to beautify and improve the natural environment of the Spoil Islands, which often collect pollution and debris. Cleanup supplies will be provided by the event organizers.
Those interested in participating can contact Keep Okaloosa Beautiful or visit their website to sign up in advance. If you have any questions contact Kali at firstname.lastname@example.org