More than 5,500 volunteers participated in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup in Sept. 2014 in an effort to clean up Alabama’s coastal areas and state waterways. The City of Fairhope had more than 600 volunteers participate in the event, which returns Sept. 19 to mark the event’s 28th anniversary.
Following the 2014 event, the city of Fairhope was awarded the Coastal Clean-up Award at the 2014 Alabama PALS Governor’s Award Program in Montgomery. The Governor’s Awards Program sponsored by the Alabama People Against Littering a State (PALS), are held to recognize those groups, individuals and municipalities which go over and beyond to make Alabama a cleaner state. The awards recognize efforts in litter control, recycling, environmental education, and beautification. The city of Fairhope began sponsoring the cleanup zone for the Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup 10 years ago.
Again this year the City of Fairhope is encouraging neighborhood groups and others to join together to pick up trash and help make a difference.
Volunteers, community organizations, individuals, school groups and families are needed to help with the Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers who sign up early will receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts and other supplies can be picked up at the James P. Nix Center on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. All other volunteers can sign-in at the Fairhope Pier on Sept. 19 at 8 a.m.
The cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. until noon. Also this year, as part of the day’s activities, the Fairhope Public Utilities Electric Department will have a public power display and Gas Department will cook hotdogs between 10 a.m. and noon at the south end of the Fairhope beach front park. Everyone is invited.
Call 251-929-1466 to register your group or organization or for additional information.
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