Your chance to clean up New Port Richey and surrounding Pasco County is approaching.
September 15th is the 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup, which Pasco has takes part in. During the international coastal cleanup, thousands of volunteers around the globe pick up trash from beaches, lakes and rivers, as well as inland areas.
Over the past 26 years, more than 9 million volunteers globally have removed 153 million pounds of trash from more than 312,000 miles of coastline and waterways in 153 countries and locations, according to a press release.
Volunteers are being sought to continue Pasco's commitment to the event. Last year, 1,283 volunteers in Pasco picked up 11.92 tons of trash.
So far, there are 17 teams in Pasco County that volunteers can join. For more information. One team that you can join locally is the Friends ofcrew, which picks up trash from a section of Rowan Road. That group is led by local author Kyrja.
The Pasco cleanup is organized through a partnership between the county government and nonprofit Keep Pasco Beautiful.
Potential volunteers can contact cleanup organizers through KeepPascoBeautiful.org to receive a list of team captains.