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Cleaning up the beach after Hurricane Irene

Posted at 9:14 PM, Aug 28, 2011
and last updated 2016-03-18 15:11:27-04

Even though the storm stayed off shore from Florida, Irene had a big impact on our beaches. More than 130 south Florida residents stepped up Saturday to pick up what Irene left behind on Juno Beach. Not a mess, just one of the things that beach goers found on the shore. All part of a special beach cleanup at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center organized after the storm. "We have a tremendous amount of sea turtles that will continue coming onto the beach to lay their nests. We want to make sure it's a clean, safe environment."
It's more than just keeping our beaches beautiful, the center says.