November 7, 2009 – Disney VoluntEARS Clean Up Brevard County
“Picking up trash on the beach is a simple action that people can take to really make a difference for wildlife and wild places.” – Jackie Ogden, Vice President of Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
On November 7, 2009, approximately 400 Disney VoluntEARS headed out to the Brevard County coastline to clean up 1,080 pounds of trash across four miles. This volunteer project was a joint effort between Disney VoluntEARS, the Ocean Conservancy, Keep Brevard Beautiful, the United States Coast Guard, and the Canaveral Port Authority. This was the sixth year of Disney’s involvement with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup; in this time, over 1,700 VoluntEARS have picked up around 26,000 pounds of trash around the Florida coastline.