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Local Volunteers Participate in International Coastal Cleanup on Hollywood Beaches

A large group of volunteers got together on a recent Saturday morning to help clean the beaches of Hollywood. They found a wide variety of garbage items including an old air conditioning unit. The most common items found were cigarette butts, bottles and discarded plastic containers.

The International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 15 was a national and international event which took place at beaches around the world and in Hollywood.

Stephanie Kedzuf, a natural resources specialist for Broward County led an effort to clean the northern section of Hollywood Beach. “We picked up a lot of garbage and plastic on the beach. We believe it is important to keep the beaches clean,” said Kezuf.


The Hollywood Beach Clean Up was part of the International Coastal Cleanup.


Austin Freeman, a volunteer with the beach cleaning effort said he wants to help care for the beaches and prevent plastic and garbage from getting into the ocean. “I found a lot of plastic on the beach. There are a lot of plastic garbage items on the beach. I want to prevent it from getting into the ocean,” he said.

The volunteers picked up a huge amount of garbage. They hope to keep the beaches clean from trash and they want to keep garbage from getting into the ocean. Many are concerned about protecting sea turtles and the devastation of coral reefs.  They are especially concerned about the effect that plastic garbage is having on ocean life.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.


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