Park Yourself at Fort Pierce Inlet for the International Coastal Cleanup

By: Lauren Tjaden


There are a host of reasons to love Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.

Some folks like it because it’s a peaceful place to relax on the sand. Birdwatchers are keen on it for its feathered population, and anglers hope to catch their dinner there. Surfers love it as a playground. And everyone adores its beautiful half-mile beach, thick with golden-hued sand, bordering the brilliant blue waters of the Atlantic.

But the Park could use some love from you.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a host site for the 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual volunteer event to clean up the marine environment. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 9 a.m. through noon. Individuals, families and civic groups are invited to help clean and protect the environment through debris removal. Volunteers will be provided with a cleanup report form, gloves, trash bags and pick-up sticks.

To register for this event, call the Ranger Station at 772-468-3985.

If you’re in the neighborhood, you should go. Because as David Orr said, “When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.”

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is located four miles east of Fort Pierce, via the North Causeway.

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