Hurricane Relief Fort Myers Beach Florida Volunteer Projects
Ocean Blue will be working in the mangroves and will not be accepting volunteers for the Fort Myers Beach area. Thank you volunteers for your help the last few months and we look forward to hosting community volunteers when this area is safe for children and volunteer groups.
We cleanup all over the USA and if you have a favorite beach that would like to cleanup let our team know.
If you have a group that would like to cleanup we will be here to help organize community cleanups and click on this link: Volunteer CleanUp Crew leaders
If you would like to make a donation please send checks to:
Ocean Blue Project, Inc.
9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
Suit 350, Fort Myers, Florida 33905
Or donate online and all donations go to removing debris in Florida.
Invest in Equipment and help remove plastic from the Ocean
Our hearts goes out to locals that have lost so much and our team is here to help as much as possible.
What to Pick Up
How to stop ocean pollution - Beach cleanup near me
Litters & Debris
Even Small Bits, Animals can mistake them for food
like glass, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic drinking bottles
plastics, metals, glass, styrofoam, foil wrappers, cloth, cardboard, paper, leftover food or food waste
Leave No Trace
Cleanup Best Practices
- Split recyclables and trash into separate bags
- Tie trash bags and dispose in dumpsters (beware overflowing bins: they can cause items to fly away and end up back in the water)
- Don’t pick up weapons or anything that looks like it came from a hospital. Mark questionable items and inform your organizer or the lifeguard.
- If it occurs naturally in nature — like kelp, shells, driftwood — leave it be (try not disrupt animals and plants in the area)
- Know your cleanup zone boundaries and meeting times
- Take note of the nearest lifeguard station and know what to do in case of an emergency
Volunteer With a Friend!
The pollution in our communities is a reflection of what’s hurting the ocean.
Whether you’re close to the water or not, you can fight ocean pollution with local changes. Make a difference by joining a community cleanup!
Most importantly, creating local community cleanups is a great way to teach youth the importance of healthy communities and clean water projects. Lastly, the more ocean plastic we can remove depends on Ocean Cleanup volunteers like you! Thank you for supporting Ocean Blue Project the save the ocean organization nonprofit.
Trying to convince a friend to join you in a cleanup? Here are a few reasons why we should all care about the health of our waters:
- The ocean provides over 70% of the oxygen we breathe
- Rivers and oceans are important sources of food
- Seaweed is an ingredient in many consumer products and captures carbon from our atmosphere
- Scientists use marine organisms for lifesaving medicines
If we keep our waters healthy, we can keep our livelihoods and economies thriving, protect wildlife, enjoy water recreation, and build a brighter future for generations to come.