Join Us in Removing Trash from the Beach
It is important to leave only footprints when visiting the beach. As a local, in addition to making sure our personal trash, including wrappers, straws and lids, does not end up on the beach, we also take plus one--any other trash we see. Trash is deadly for marine life. Endangered sea turtles that nest along our shores need our help in reducing plastics in our waterways. Locally, the South Walton Turtle Watch monitors nests and coordinates public efforts to help their population grow. In addition, our community partners with the Ocean Conservancy for Coastal Clean Ups and uses their new SWELL App, which allows the public to contribute to international data regarding the volume and types of trash collected.