Alabama Coast’s 34th Annual Cleanup Takes Place Saturday | Mobile County Alabama News
This is one of the state’s largest volunteer events for cleaning up Alabama, as it attracts thousands of volunteers each year.
The 34th Annual Alabama Coast Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 18.
This event has cleaned up over a million pounds of trash over the years.
According to Will Underwood, the coastal section administrator, they cleaned up over 1.7 million pounds of trash to be exact.
Underwood says it’s a great way for people to get involved in their community.
“One of the things that brings people back year after year is a sense of community,” Underwood said. “Many zones have been there for a long time, and zone captains are repeat zone captains.”
There are approximately 30 different areas scattered throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties.
Underwood says it’s something the public is extremely grateful for every year.
“That sense of accomplishment and knowing that they’ve helped clean up the environment around them,” Underwood explained. “And it teaches the kids a little bit about stewardship. It helps them be better stewards of our land.”
Anyone interested in helping but not wanting to be in the crowd can still participate.
All you have to do is download the Clean Swell app to your phone and it allows you to document what you are cleaning wherever you are.