Coastal Cleanups and Invasive Species
We have all seen our fair share of trash floating in the lagoon, blowing across the street or half buried in the sand at the beach. How about the bright red berries of invasive Brazilian Pepper plants? Without the help of our residents and local partners, the trash and invasive species situation would be a lot worse! Our local partner, Keep Brevard Beautiful, is leading in coastal cleanup efforts and restoring native Florida habitat with their mission to “develop, motivate, educate and activate community partners to reduce litter, recycle, beautify and sustain the environment for the benefit of Brevard County”.
The City of Cocoa Beach partners with KBB to keep our beaches clean, and remove litter and invasive species from the North Thousand Islands. Under normal circumstances, volunteers can also contact the KBB office in Cocoa for opportunities to borrow supplies to conduct coastal clean ups on their own! After the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, look out for additional information and ways to get involved with KBB events such as: Trash Bash, Summer Series, International Coastal Cleanup, and Battle of the Causeway