Keep Pasco Beautiful

Pasco County Celebrates World Oceans Day June 8

PASCO COUNTY, FL  – Pasco County sits on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, a rich resource for food, fun and commerce.  Those who live, work and play in Pasco know the importance of our pristine waterways.

On World Oceans Day, Keep Pasco Beautiful will host two cleanup events:

Holiday, June 8 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.                     Land O’ Lakes, June 8 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To learn more and volunteer for the cleanup events, email: kking@mypasco.net.

In conjunction with World Oceans Day, Keep Pasco Beautiful is planning to install containers near popular fishing spots to collect used fishing line.  It’s part of our new Monofilament Education and Recovery Program.  Unlike braided fishing line, monofilament fishing line is made from a single fiber plastic and can wreak havoc on the environment if not disposed of properly.

The United Nations recognizes World Oceans Day each year.  The purpose is simple: remind everyone of the importance of oceans, educate them on the impact of human actions on the ocean and develop a worldwide movement of citizens to create a sustainable solution.

  • Over 70% of the planet is covered by ocean
  • The ocean houses most of the Earth’s biodiversity
  • The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen

“It’s estimated 80% of the trash in the ocean is from land,” said Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King.  “One way you can help protect our ocean is to clean up trash before it reaches the waterways.”

To volunteer or learn more about Keep Pasco Beautiful, click here: keeppascobeautiful.org.

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