MIASF Clean Up Attracts More than 1,100 Volunteers

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) has shared the results of the 47th Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup. Organized by MIASF and presented by the Florida Inland Navigational District (F.I.N.D.), and Informa Markets, this annual cleanup tradition is Broward’s largest and longest-running environmental event and began in the 1970s with the mission of ensuring residents and visitors can continue to enjoy our local waterways.

On Saturday, March 2, more than 1,100 pre-registered volunteers gathered across 38 sites throughout Broward County to donate their time cleaning up our waterways, parks, and communities. Participants took part in the event by land and sea, with over 320 volunteers cleaning up the waterways by boat or personal watercraft. With numbers still being reported from all the sites, it’s anticipated trash totals will beat last year’s totals of 17 tons cleaned up across the county.

To thank volunteers, MIASF hosted its Trash Bash, the annual post-event celebration, at Bradford Marine. This party gathers volunteers from all ages to come together and celebrate all that was achieved together that day with food and drinks, live music, and raffles.

In addition to the Waterway Cleanup, MIASF hosts recycled art, short story, and essay contests that award more than $1,725 in scholarship money to Broward County middle school and high school students.

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