Sep 28

SeaWorld Picks Up More Than 500 Pounds of Trash From Beaches Coast To Coast

by Staff

During the recent International Coastal Cleanup, hundreds of volunteers from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment joined together to pick up more than 500 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways across the U.S.

In Florida, SeaWorld Orlando volunteers combed the Canaveral National Seashore and local canals.

In California, SeaWorld San Diego volunteers picked up trash along Mission Bay.

In Texas, volunteers cleaned up Malaquite Beach along the South Padre Island National Seashore.

For more than a decade, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has collaborated with the Ocean Conservancy in support of the International Coastal Cleanup – the world's largest volunteer cleanup event of its kind. Since 1986 thousands of volunteers from around the globe have cleared more than 100 million pounds of trash from 170,000 miles of shorelines, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Last year nearly 500,000 volunteers collected more than 7.4 million pounds of trash in 108 countries.

While the International Coastal Cleanup is over, SeaWorld’s commitment to cleaning up oceans and waterways is not. Additional employee and community efforts targeting local beaches, shorelines, lakefronts and riverfronts take place throughout the year. Stay tuned for future park-sponsored cleanup events.