Great American Cleanup Event Coming to Sanibel

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Coastal Keepers and Ocean Tribe Paddlers will team up on Saturday, April 21st for the Great American Cleanup, a nationwide event led by Keep America Beautiful.

Volunteers are invited to spend the morning traveling through Sanibel’s east end canals via paddlecraft, collecting marine debris along the way. “We are putting our own unique spin on the cleanup,” said Sam Lucas, Conservation Initiative Coordinator for Coastal Keepers. “It will be the perfect combination of paddling and doing something great for our island environment,” she added. All cleanup materials will be provided, and a limited number of stand up paddleboards are available to borrow. Paddlers will meet at the Sanibel Boat Ramp (888 Sextant Dr.) at 8:00 AM for a briefing, then divide into small groups. It is possible to park at the boat ramp for a small fee.

To register for this event, please go to to register, and choose Sanibel Canals as your location. To reserve a board, please contact or call (239) 472-8585 prior to April 21st.

Coastal Keepers is an independent branch of Sanibel Sea School that creates and implements local conservation initiatives that promote and improve the future of marine resources, and our coastal heritage. Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the SWFL paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. 


Join us to clean up Sanibel’s canals via paddlecraft!

The Great American Clean Up – Sanibel Canals

Sanibel Boat Ramp (888 Sextant Dr.)

April 21st, 2018

8:00 – 11:00 AM