FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – How would you like to spend an afternoon on the beach this weekend and do something good for the environment at the same time?
Well, you’re in luck. The Broward County is looking for volunteers for their annual coastal cleanup event in South Florida. The cleanup will be held Saturday at more than a dozen locations throughout the county.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
More than 2,400 volunteers collected 7,100 pounds of garbage during last year’s international event. Almost 600,000 volunteers worldwide helped to collect nearly 10 million pounds of liter and debris in 36 countries.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
Volunteers also collect information about the items found, allowing for the Ocean Conservancy to learn more about the global debris problem, develop ways to educate the public and find solutions.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
Those looking to participate in the event can Click Here for more information.