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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Pineda Waterway Warriors Seek Volunteers

The Pineda Waterway Warriors (PWW) are looking for volunteers to assist with their bi-monthly cleanup to keep trash out of the Indian River Lagoon and Banana River. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of every month under the South Tropical Trail overpass off the Pineda Causeway from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. In less than 2 hours, the volunteers remove dozens of bags of trash from the shorelines of the Indian and Banana Rivers that span the four-mile-long Pineda Causeway.

PWW’s mission is to work proactively, capturing trash and debris before it creates damage to our aquatic ecosystem. More than 1500 pounds of garbage is collected monthly, and 17 tons of trash was collected on the eight-mile stretch during the last 18 months.

“It’s important to remove trash before it enters the rivers to either sink to the water’s floor snuffing out any chance of aquatic growth or break down to become microparticles which is toxic to our aquatic life,” says Director of Development Sandra Leone.

Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, bring gardening style gloves and their own hydration. To participate as a volunteer, no RSVP is necessary. Supplies provided, ages 12 and up welcome. For more information, visit the Pineda Waterway Warriors Facebook page or call 321-323-9353.