Florida Waterways Cleanup Effort
Florida Realtors Water cleanup logo with people cleaning trash up near a waterway

Florida Realtors' Annual Clean Up Florida Waters Event

Thousands of Florida Realtors gather one month each year to clean up lakes, beaches and other waterways.

For many of us, Florida’s waterways are our happy place. It’s where we boat, waterski, kayak, paddleboard, play in the ocean, watch the manatee and fish for the next big one.

For one month each year, Florida Realtors® and community partners come together to clean up our lakes, rivers, streams, bays, Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf and ocean.

Click here to learn more about Florida Realtors' mission to water quality and the environment.

2021 event roundup

The Clean Up Florida Waters event sold out and provided over 1,700 hats to volunteers across the state. Many groups brought in community members, as well as Realtors to make help with cleanups.

Volunteers picked up more than 2,000 pounds of trash and non-organic debris. But we know that number was higher, as many groups measured their success in time and number of volunteers rather than poundage.

The impact of Clean Up Florida Waters events helped waterways, communities and coastlines in all 67 Florida Counties. We partnered with Keep Florida Beautiful affiliates in our state, and these groups offered supplies, and onsite event planning resources. Other groups partnered locally with sea oat restoration groups, and Captains for Clean Water to name a few.

Cleanup events were held at St. Johns, St Augustine, New Smyrna Beach, Tomoka River, Indian River Lagoon, Brevard County Jensen Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Manatee Beach, Wakulla Springs, Weeki Wachee River,

Cedar Key and Ichetucknee river, Lake Apopka, Seminole public boat launch, Lake Dora, Vero beach, Pompano, Tampa Bay, Butler Chain of Lakes, Seas Oats Beach in Islamorada, South Beach, Gulf beaches, Anna Maria Island, Naples canal waterways, Boca Ciega Bay, Lake Jackson, Lake Talquin, Walton County Beaches, Golden sands beach, Halifax River, Imperial River, Santa Fe River, Kississimee River, Econ River, Howell Creek, Lake Jessup, Marco Island, Destin Bridge , Honeymoon Island, Clearwater Beach, Panama City Beach, Sanibel and the Intercoastal waterways.

Want to get involved?  

Please direct your questions to Mindy Wilson, mindyw@floridarealtors.org. She’ll get you to the right person.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors


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