Gasparilla Cleanup Krewe
January 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Join us the day after Tampa’s Invasion as part of our Gasparilla Cleanup Krewe! We need divers, kayakers, shore personnel and data collectors for this year’s event to get harmful beads and trash out of the Channel before the tide takes it into the ocean!
This event is FREE and Adventure Outfitters will provide one free tank rental/fill to any certified diver that volunteers at this event.
Globally, annual plastic production has boomed from 1.7 million tons in 1950 to almost 300 million. As much as 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way into the ocean by 2025. The environmental damage caused by plastic debris alone is estimated at $13 billion a year.
As scuba divers, we are invested in the beauty and conservation of our oceans and waterways. Monthly, Adventure Outfitters partners with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Project AWARE to clean up the inner-coastal and inner-Bay waterways including Ballast Point Park, Picnic Island Fishing Pier, Marjorie Park on Davis Island and the Old Gandy Bridge in Tampa Bay that are the gateways to our oceans.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you MUST RSVP with Adventure Outfitters – either by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 813-832-6669. If you are a diver, please include what your certification level is.
YOU can make a difference in your community. Help us spread the word!
Adventure Outfitters’ program started in August, 2014 completing several cleanup dives, collecting more than 5,000 pounds of debris and recycling materials. In addition to cleaning up local dive sites, we distribute our data surveys to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Project AWARE for long-term analysis and research. We rely on our loyal volunteers that brave the poor visibility to help us clean up these sites. Without them, we would not be able to continually improve our community of unsightly debris, and create a safe haven for the local aquatic flora and fauna.