Eager volunteers arrive on South Florida’s beaches to help clean-up efforts

Thousands of volunteers showed up on Saturday to help clean South Florida's beaches.

MIAMI – Thousands of volunteers showed up to help clean South Florida’s coastline on Saturday morning.

It was a clean up of epic proportions. A total of 53 events held all over Miami-Dade County alone, with the intention of picking up all the trash littering our backyard.

It’s all part of an international event aimed at keeping beaches clean.

This was the 36th year for International Coastal Cleanup Day, with 160 countries participating worldwide, engaging people to remove trash and debris from our planet’s beaches and waterways.

Local 10 News was a proud sponsor of the clean up at Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach. ,

Many members of the Local 10 News family was on hand, getting their hands dirty while trying to make a difference.

An eco-army of more than 300 volunteers came out to Oleta River State Park alone, joining the 3,600 who signed up countywide.

A labor of love to our Earth, our ocean and waterways, drowning in all the trash that thoughtless people continue to dump into our environment.

For more on the work being done to help South Florida’s environment, check out Local 10′s Don’t Trash our Treasure page.

About the Author:

Louis Aguirre is an Emmy-award winning journalist who anchors weekday newscasts and serves as WPLG Local 10’s Environmental Advocate.