Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – This coming Tuesday is World Oceans Day, and different organizations are finding ways to celebrate and educate before the big day.
Keep Panama City Beach Beautiful, the Gulf World Marine Institute, Oceaneering, Panama City Beach Turtle Watch, and Dark Beauty Java joined forces and took to the beach next to the Russell-Fields City Pier on Saturday morning.
The groups encouraged community members to help clean up litter from beaches and sand dunes.
They also provided education on sea turtles and other marine wildlife.
Keep Panama City Beach Beautiful’s public relations director Kim Christian said their mission was to “clean up and green.”
“Keep PCB Beautiful loves going out for events like this and even for our weekly beach cleanups because anything on the beach can end up in the Gulf,” Christian said. “Summer has started and we are excited about this year. We love to keep the beaches beautiful while our tourists come to visit us, and we also have our locals who come to enjoy the beaches.
Christian also said that beach goers can make cleaning up enjoyable by having fun competitions with your kids or friends and encouraging people around you to keep the beaches clean.
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