Join our team and help Create Volunteer Opportunities at local Florida beaches with Ocean Blue Project.
Have an interest in ocean conservation?
Ocean Blue Project is a Environmental non profit of marine researchers interested in saving marine wildlife and lowering plastic pollution. Protect the ocean, coral reefs, and be a part of the Ocean Blue “Florida Gulf Keepers” coastal cleanup efforts for the Pinellas County cleanup to protect healthy oceans and marine life, and ultimately all life on earth. Ocean Blue received many emails last year about dead marine animals throughout the seawater during red tide season. It was heartbreaking to witness so many injured and dying marine animals. The Ocean Blue board of members are launching fundraisers for solutions to help save marine animals throughout Florida.
To Give Back, Ocean Blue will:
1. Blue Beaches Program Create A Cleanup
Host over 20 beach cleanups in the State of Florida to remove microplastic and other land-based debris.
2. Blue Schools Program
Empower over 17,000 students and over 750 classrooms to become stewards of the environment and the importance of lowering single use plastics.
3. Blue Streams & Rivers Program
Target point source runoff by testing water in urban streams for phosphorus and other toxins coming into the ocean. This research strategy uses fungi to remove pathogens and toxins destroying our waterways. Ocean Blue has goals to conduct this research during wildlife enhancement restoration projects to take place in six urban streams. Streams will be identified in collaboration with local governing agencies by the end of summer 2025.
Have a passion for saving marine animals, the Gulf Coast, and our Ocean? Join a local beach cleanup with Ocean Blue. The Ocean Blue Florida Region will be hosting Gulf Keepers Beach Cleanups in several Florida chapters to help save the ocean.
Florida Beach Community Cleanup Event
Beach: Indian Rocks Beach
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 8am to 12pm
Want to give back and are unable make this event?
If you can’t make it to an official Beach Cleanup event, keep in mind that anyone residing in coastal Metropolitan areas can help save the Ocean by picking up two pieces of plastic litter every day and by sharing your photos with #WeCleanBeaches.
Support grassroots environmental non profits by giving directly. Find out how you can become an Ocean Blue member on our website. www.oceanblueproject.org
Volunteer Opportunities West Palm Beach
Say Goodbye to plastic shopping bags and start saving our waterways today.
You may have plastic shopping bags in your home town however say goodbye to plastic bags in Nova Scotia and it's time to invest in your own reusable shopping bags today.
Nova Scotia is one of the few Canadian provinces that are taking direct action to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in rivers and our landfill. Their provincial MLAs passed through legislation that bans single use plastic bags from grocery stores and other retailers in their province.
This ban will change old habits to new habits and many will own their own shopping cotton bags rather then using single use throwaway bags that cause havoc on our environment.
The majority Liberal government introduced this bill to ban single use plastic bags on September 26 and a month later passed on October 30, 2019. Many municipalities across Canada have banned single use plastic bags already but it's not common for the bags to be banned province-wide.
It's time for the United States to follow this action and help save the Ocean from chocking on single use plastic.
Worldwide, as many as one trillion plastic bags are used each year. This equates to 100 million barrels of oil! A 2015 study estimated more than 15 trillion pieces of plastic trash are in the ocean, and growing every year.
Support local nonprofits cleaning up our beaches, rivers, and our one world Ocean.
Other ways to reduce single use plastic is by buying Boxed Water over plastic water bottles and stock your car with reusable shopping bags and refillable water containers. Read more about plastic pollution facts by Ocean Blue.