In anticipation of World Oceans Day, Surfrider Florida Keys hosted a paddleboard and shoreline cleanup at Indian Key Fill in Islamorada. Community members and ocean lovers from Miami all the way to Key West came together to participate and do their part. Otherside Boardsports and Keep Key West Beautiful collaborated with Surfrider, bringing enthusiasm, collection buckets, and help. In just under 3 hours, around 40 people collected over 600 pounds of debris — old tires, discarded line and, of course, plastics. “Thank you to everyone who made yesterday such a success,” said Whitney Wemett, Surfrider vice chair and the event organizer. “I feel so grateful to be a part of a community that has the opportunity and desire to play such a hands-on role in protecting our marine habitat in the Keys.”

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