There you are settling down on your beach blanket for a relaxing day at the beach, when you lay your head down and you smell a dirty ashtray. There are no ashtrays around, and you don’t smoke…that’s odd. Your children are making sand castles nearby. They dig in the sand and out come cigarette butts. You ask the children not to touch them. As you lie there thinking about these butts, you begin to wonder what they might be doing to your family’s health, the beach, the environment, the ocean, the birds, the fish, the turtles until…you decide TO DO SOMETHING.
On Saturday, December 13th, numerous community partners belonging to the Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County will join forces to clear Hollywood Beach of cigarette debris. Please help us.
“The Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County is proud to support this event. Tobacco use continues to be the number one preventable cause of death in this country. Exposure to first or second hand smoke and vapor is unhealthy for children and adults and cigarette and cigar butts have made many of our beautiful beaches into large ash trays. We applaud the efforts of all of the great volunteers that come out to help keep our beaches clean. We encourage everyone in our community that would like to see Broward beaches and communities become smoke-free to join the Partnership and help make it happen- JOIN US!” – Ellen Feiler, Chair, Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County.
For more information please call (954) 467-4700 x 5803.
Volunteers will meet at Charnow Park in Hollywood Beach (located along A1A and Sheridan Street) from 7:00AM until 11:00AM. Parking is free for volunteers and community service hours are available for those requesting them. Volunteers age 8-13 must have adult chaperones. All supplies will be provided. Brief safety training will take place throughout the day. If you cannot make this event, monthly clean ups on Hollywood Beach will take place on the second Saturday of each month. For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring an event (supplies needed include: sunscreen, water, ice, gloves) please contact Bob Lieberman at: (954) 593- 8501.
“We will do whatever it takes to ensure that Hollywood maintains its beautiful, pristine shoreline… together we can make a difference…no butts about it”. – Bob Lieberman, Environmental Activist.