Save Our Waters Week

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Save Our Waters Week

Save Our Waters Week was formed by Citrus 20/20, Inc. to bring awareness to water issues here in Citrus County.  This annual week-long event is accomplished through the efforts of citizens, community groups, businesses and local government.  The program is committed to bringing attention to the health of local springs, rivers, lakes and coastal estuaries.

September 16-23, 2017

Save our waters week

 

Annual Statistics

2016
670 volunteers - 5,475 lbs. / 2.77 tons of debris collected

2015
725 volunteers - 6,342 lbs. / 3.17 tons of debris collected

2014
863 volunteers - 6,240 lbs. / 3.12 tons of debris collected

2013
439 volunteers - 2,560 lbs. / 1.28 tons of debris collected

2012
586 volunteers - 8,180 lbs. / 4.09 tons of debris collected

2011
586 volunteers - 5,540 lbs. / 2.77 tons of debris collected

Our Mission

  • To remove debris from the shorelines, waterways, and beaches of the world's lakes, rivers, and oceans
  • To collect valuable information on the amounts and types of debris
  • To educate people on the issue of marine debris
  • To use the information collected from the cleanup to effect positive change - on all levels, from the individual to the international and to reduce marine debris and enhance marine conservation

get involved

The Lakes, Rivers & Coastal Cleanup is held each September. Applications and information can be found online prior to the cleanup. One member from each group must attend the safety meeting that is held just before the cleanup.  At that time, all supplies which include: shirts, gloves, hats, data cards, trash bags, pencils, etc. will be distributed to the proper representative to pass along to their organization.

Even though the debris has decreased through the past years, it just goes to show that together, everyone can make a difference by helping to clean Citrus County’s beautiful waterways!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants that have helped out in the past and would like to invite any and all residents to help out in the future.

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