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Volunteers needed for beach cleanup

Posted at 9:03 AM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 13:46:56-05

PALM BEACH, Fla.- Want to help clean our coastline? You can join the effort today on Palm Beach.

A group of volunteers with Friends of Palm Beach will be clearing litter from the shoreline.

They will be picking up trash, plastic bottles and debris left by beach-goers.

There are 14 miles of pristine beaches on Palm Beach. The goal is to keep them clean.

Volunteers picked up more than 250 pounds of trash. They spent over two hours collecting mostly plastic and styrofoam.

"What we're picking up is coming in from the ocean," said Diane Buhler, the founder of Friends of Palm Beach. "And if we can get it off the beach before it goes back out again, we're helping to create a healthier environment for our marine life, which ends up on our dinner plate."

The group will be meeting at the Bank United parking lot, 2875 South Ocean Blvd, at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers will be walking north along the beach until 11:30 a.m.

The group was invited by the Civic Association to clean the beach by the Lake Worth Pier.

The next beach cleanup is Saturday March 12 at 8:30 a.m. The location is to be decided.