Love It Like a Local Memorial Day Beach Cleanup

Love It Like a Local Memorial Day Beach Cleanup
Posted on 05/02/2024
Love It Like a Local Beach CleanupMANATEE COUNTY, FL (May 2, 2024) – This Memorial Day weekend, make it a beach day to remember. Join the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (BACVB) along with Keep Manatee Beautiful from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., May 27, 2024, for the Love It Like a Local Beach Cleanup.

"It’s important to give back to our local community here in the Bradenton Area,” said Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re humbled to come together with both locals and visitors to show some love to the island we all love so much.”

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. in the South Coquina Beach parking lot. Snacks will be offered from 11 a.m. until noon. The first 100 volunteers to sign up will receive a free commemorative rash guard.

“This is a great opportunity to help support our year-round efforts to keep our award-winning beaches clean and clear,” said Manatee County District 3 Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge. “We are always pleased to see residents and visitors taking such an active role.”

It’s the second collaborative beach cleanup for the BACVB and Keep Manatee Beautiful. In 2022, nearly 200 people collected an estimated 400 pounds of trash along the entire coastline of Anna Maria Island.

“Our Love It Like a Local partnership with the CVB in 2022 brought outstanding results, so we’re expecting another tremendous turnout for this year's event,” said Jennifer Hoffman, Keep Manatee Beautiful Executive Director. “It’s such a great opportunity for people who love and appreciate the natural beauty of Anna Maria Island to come out, spend time together and care for these coastal areas.”


The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (BACVB) promotes tourism to Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Love It Like a Local is the sustainable initiative for the BACVB that promotes and encourages responsible travel from visitors to the Bradenton Area. To continue the commitment of balancing tourism impact and local resident sentiment, BACVB was the first tourism office in the state of Florida to partner with national non-profit organization Leave No Trace, a leader in establishing responsible travel initiatives throughout the United States.
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Keep Manatee Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that inspires community involvement through its commitment to making Manatee County a cleaner and more beautiful environment. Established in the spring of 1991 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Florida Beautiful, Keep Manatee Beautiful has developed networks of volunteers who help provide grassroots solutions to littering, recycling, illegal dumping, beautification and solid-waste disposal.