Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources staff working with Keep Sarasota County Beautiful and volunteers to reduce litter
Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department staff is reminding all beach-goers to “pack in and pack out” all of the items they take with them to area beaches over the July Fourth holiday period.
The announcement is part of a community-wide effort to keep the shorelines litter-free, a news release explains.
Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources staff will be working with Keep Sarasota County Beautiful staff and volunteer groups to provide yellow trash bags for beach users throughout the holiday period, the release adds. Volunteers will hand out the yellow bags at beach accesses and on the beaches, the release notes. Additionally, cigarette disposal stations have been installed at beaches throughout the county.
“It’s important we all work together to properly dispose of litter,” said Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Carolyn Brown in the release. “If you pack it in, you must pack it out. Doing so is the responsible thing to do and will help keep our beaches clean, enjoyable and beautiful.”
In addition, temporary signage and banners are being installed on all county-managed beaches to bring attention to the proper disposal of litter, the release points out.
As part of Sarasota County’s standard holiday practice, additional dumpsters, trash receptacles and trash pick-ups at the parks have been scheduled from June 30 through July 8, the release says.
For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.