City of Melbourne to Host Two Sites for International Coastal Cleanup Event On Sept. 17

Volunteers will clean along the bank, on the water, and around the park

The City of Melbourne will be hosting two clean-up sites as part of the International Coastal Cleanup 2022 event, on September 17, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ballard Park, 924 Thomas Barbour Drive. (City of Melbourne image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne will be hosting two clean-up sites as part of the International Coastal Cleanup 2022 event, on September 17, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ballard Park, 924 Thomas Barbour Drive.

Volunteers will clean along the bank, on the water, and around the park. Kayaks and other small vessels are welcome at Rigg’s Outpost’s dock, 990 E. Melbourne Avenue. From there, volunteers can use their own kayaks or rent one for a discounted price of $10 from Rigg’s Outpost.

All participants must sign a waiver before using their dock. This can be done through the Rigg’s Outpost website or on the day of the event.

Check-in for both sites will be at 8 a.m.

The City encourages participants to bring a pair of gloves, water to stay hydrated, snacks, proper clothing for rough terrain, sunscreen, and bug spray. The two site locations will have water from a large jug available. Participants must bring their own water bottles.

Volunteers may register on Eventbrite or by contacting the City of Melbourne’s Environmental Community Outreach Division at 321-608-5080 or Recycle@mlbfl.org.

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