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ICCD Update – Results from Volusia County Beach Cleanup

Picture2Volusia County results from the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) beach cleanup event are in!  We were so proud to be part of this effort! Thank you to everyone in Volusia County and across the globe who participated in this impactful worldwide effort hosted by the Ocean Conservancy.

thank you volunteers 2015On September 19th, 2015, 1539 volunteers cleaned 7475 pounds of trash in Volusia County during this year’s International Coastal Cleanup event. Items that may be of interest to you are the most common trash items found and record setting items found in 2015. Here are those statistics:

2015 Most common items found:

  1. Cigarette butts: 39,444
  2. Small plastic pieces: 11,267
  3. Food Wrappers: 5,733
  4. Plastic Bottle Caps: 5,658

2015 Record breaking items found:

  • Beverage cans: 2537
  • Diapers: 58
  • Fireworks: 563
  • Fishing Line: 923
  • Tires: 49
  • Tobacco Packaging/Wrappers: 809
  • Bags (non paper or plastic): 1680

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Wrap-up: 7th Annual ICCD Pirate Adventure

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We had a great time at the International Coastal Cleanup day at JB’s Fishcamp yesterday. AND e celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day with pirate goodies.  🙂  Every year, ICCD engages volunteers around the world and assist the Ocean Conservancy in collecting important data about debris in and around our waterways, and we are proud to be part of this tradition.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVolunteers picked up bottles, cans, bags, mylar balloons, food wrappers, cigarette butts, and assorted pieces of plastic, foam, and glass.  After sorting the items and documenting them for the Ocean Conservancy’s research, and a playful dip in the ocean we had a fabulous lunch at JB’s fish camp.  We’re already looking forward to next year!!

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We were very saddened by the news that John A. Bollman, founder and owner of JB’s Fishcamp passed away recently.  Our thoughts are with his family.  JB’s has served as home base for many of our events, including kayak tours, beach trips, Canaveral National Seashore bike rides, and sometimes just a trip to New Smyrna for lunch at JB’s. 🙂  We’re grateful for all of the good times and look forward to the continued legacy being carried on by the fishcamp managers.

PintClub Blood Drive – October 24th

keep-calm-Give-bloodThis event is hosted by our pirate-themed blood donor group, PintClub.  Join PintClub on the Big Red Bus on October 24th at Central Florida Veg Fest.  More details coming soon, or visit PintClub.org for updates.

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2014 Cedar Key Pirate Invasion – ARRR!

Members of our pirate-themed blood donor group, PintClub, joined friends in the Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise for the annual Pirate Invasion Weekend in Cedar Key.  Hundreds of pirates from pirate groups all over the country were there and a great time was had by all!  We didn’t meet our respected rivals, the Fernandina Pirates, but we know they were there.  The Fernandina Pirates are known nation-wide for their philanthropic involvements, one of which is regular blood drives that collect more than 600 units annually. We’re nowhere near to beating them in the bloody battle for blood donors.  Yet.

Pirate Invasion Website (join us next year!)

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2014 Pirate Fest Sunrise

Sunrise from Cedar Key marina

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Pirates at the Thieves’ Market

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Pirate Merchants

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Pirate Battle Re-enactment: The Bloody Battle for Cedar Key