• S.E.A. Initiative

Earth Day Beach Cleanup Scheduled for April 24!

In collaboration with Okaloosa County, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Tourist Development Department, and Walton County will host its annual Earth Day Beach Clean Up on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5 locations along the Emerald Coast: The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, FWB; Norriego Point, Destin; Mattie Kelly Park, Destin; Henderson Beach State Park, Destin; The Crab Trap, Destin; and The Surf Hut, Miramar Beach.


PRE-REGISTER on Eventbrite at your choice location by clicking the following links:

BWOI: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145393234077

Crab Trap/Henderson Beach: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145553932731

Surf Hut: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145562275685

Norriego Point & Joes Bayou/Mattie Kelly Park: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145568349853


This family-friendly event starts at 8:00 am and runs until 10:00 am. Free event t-shirts will be provided at each location on a limited basis. Enjoy Earth Day activities and fun, including a prize for the most cigarette butts collected! Following the beach cleanup, select locations will be providing a complimentary pancake breakfast to registered clean-up volunteers.


What do you need to bring?

Help us conserve and reduce additional waste and B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Bucket), & cleanup equipment:

· Bucket or mesh bag for debris

· Reusable hand gloves or garden gloves (or trash pickers!)

· Reusable water bottle

Don't forget to protect yourself with sunscreen and sunglasses!

Water dispenser and hand sanitizers will be available.

A huge thank you to all who assist in the 2021 Earth Day Beach clean-up efforts: Destin-Fort Walton Florida CVB Visit South WaltonCity of DestinOcean ConservancyFlorida State ParksThe BoardwalkThe Crab TrapSaltwater Restaurants, Inc. • Florida Sea GrantChoctawhatchee Basin AllianceThe Surf HutThe Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge