Beach Cleanups

International Coastal Cleanup


Join millions across the globe for the world’s largest community service program! Come out to Spanish River Park to help clean up the beach and intracoastal mangrove habitats.  This worldwide cleanup effort not only takes trash out of the environment, but it also provides valuable data to Ocean Conservancy to help them combat the growing problems of plastics in our oceans.  Using an app on your cellphone, track and report what you and your group removed from the beach.  Free tee shirts while supplies last, community service hours given, groups of up to 25 are welcome to register.


Pre-registration is required for this event. Space is limited. 

  • Pre-Registration begins September 1, call (561) 544-8606 to reserve your spot.
  • Ages: All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult. No drop-offs.
  • Date/Time: Saturday, September 17, 8:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Subject to cancellation due to bad weather. heading


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Group Cleanups

Gumbo Limbo is now scheduling beach cleanups for groups and organizations at all three City beaches. Group size is limited to 10-25 participants. Buckets and grabbers will be provided; volunteers are asked to bring their own reusable work/garden gloves. Community services hours given. Please contact Susan Elliott to schedule your group at 561-544-8606 or selliott@myboca.us

Beachgoers Track Trash with Clean Swell

Introducing Clean Swell

In 2016, the Clean Swell App was introduced by the Ocean Conservancy to track trash collected by volunteers worldwide. Free and easy to use, trash items are categorized for easy tracking; individuals, families and groups can provide much-needed data on the spread and accumulation of marine debris. Keep this app on your phone and submit data anytime, anywhere, as often as you like! You can find instruction sheets and tutorials on the Ocean Conservancy website.

Beachgoers at Spanish River Park, Red Reef Park, or South Beach Park are encouraged to use the Clean Swell App to record the amounts and types of trash they find while at the beach. There are even clean, sanitized collecting buckets at each beach, located at Lifeguard Towers 4, 9, and 16. Just bring your own gloves or trash pickers! In Boca Raton, we use the group name BocaBeaches2022 on Clean Swell, so we can see just how much we collect.