Stanton Optical Employees Volunteer at Adopt-A-Park Beach Cleanup Event

Gulfstream Park Great American Cleanup Event

Beach Cleanups Save Wild LivesStanton Optical SEO copywriter Cameron Miller volunteered his time on Saturday with Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation to assist with a Great American Cleanup beach cleaning event and Adopt-A-Park ceremony at Gulfstream Park beach.

Local math teacher Jaime Worrall and the students of Christa McAuliffe Middle School were honored on May 4th by Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation’s Volunteer Services manager Nicole Kiley. The students’ dedicated beach cleanup efforts were recognized in an official “Adopt-A-Park” ceremony at Gulfstream Park beach in Ocean Ridge, Florida.

The students were enthusiastic and well informed about the positive impact their cleanup has on the local environment and the health of wildlife on the beaches where they spend their summers. By cleaning up flotsam and debris such as bottle caps, plastic bags and wrappers, six-pack rings and styrofoam that washes up on the beaches, the sea birds, sea turtles and other wildlife are saved from ingesting or getting tangled up in them.

Adopt A Park recognition ceremonyPalm Beach County Parks and Recreation honors beach cleanup volunteers

The middle schoolers spent the morning clearing Gulfstream Park beach of all trash and man-made detritus, then gathered under the shade of sea grape and palm trees to receive official recognition from Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation. The Great American Cleanup and Adopt-A-Park programs are excellent ways for our young people to learn the value of giving back to their communities, while at the same time learning a sense of stewardship for the Earth as a whole.

“Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest annual community improvement program that harnesses the power of over 4 million volunteers to build vibrant communities.   In 2012, 4.2 million Great American Cleanup volunteers worked tirelessly to return nearly $230 million in measurable benefits in 20,000 communities across the country.” – Keep America Beautiful

Find a cleanup event in your area this spring and lend a hand! #KeepAmericaBeautiful