Lauderdale-By-The-Sea: Its More Than Just a Beach Cleanup

Author: Rich Barnhart

Author: Rich Barnhart

Beach Cleanup: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 @ 9:00 AM

Beach CleanupHelp keep our beaches clean, SCUBA dive under the pier and meet your Congressman, all in one morning at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea this Saturday!

We love our beaches in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and we pride ourselves on keeping them clean. On the first Saturday of every month volunteers gather at the Pavilion to walk our beach and pick up what others leave behind. As the sponsor of this month’s beach cleanup, By The Sea Realty will be providing garbage bags, gloves and bottled water for all volunteers. The town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will provide other refreshments and our wonderful chamber of commerce along with other members of the business community will be doing their part as well. Volunteers are encouraged to join us at 9:00 AM this Saturday at the Commercial Boulevard pavilion next to Anglin’s Fishing Pier. If you love our town too then please join us for a fun morning at the beach. The more the merrier!

SCUBA Divers Will Clean the Pier starting @ 7:00 AM

Pier CleanupGold Coast Scuba in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has organized a pier and reef cleanup to begin at 7:00 AM before the beach cleanup. In a coordinated effort between divers and local fisherman, garbage under the pier will be brought to the surface and taken away by boat. If you are interested in joining the cleanup dive please contact Gold Coast Scuba for details at (954) 616-5909 or visit their Meetup web site at  As of today there are 26 spots left. Divers will meet at Gold Coast Scuba, 229 Commercial Blvd., at 7:00 AM for a briefing before heading to the pier.

Meet your Congressman

We are happy to announce that Congressman Allen West of Florida Congressional District 22 will be joining us on Saturday (schedule allowing). Congressman West is an avid SCUBA diver and will be participating in both the pier cleanup and the beach cleanup. For an opportunity to meet the Congressman please try to arrive at the pavilion by 9:00 AM.

Enter our Raffle – Lots of great prizes

There will be a raffle at the By The Sea Realty booth. Entry is free and prizes include an Introduction to SCUBA class from Gold Coast Scuba, one month of free parking from the Windjammer Inn, a free large pizza from Pa D’s Pizza, official beach cleanup t-shirts and two $25 gift certificates from the Village Grill. Stop by our booth to enter the raffle, the drawing will be at 9:30. You do not need to be present to win, but we hope you’ll stick around town to visit some of our tremendous shops and restaurants after the cleanup.

Tired of Cigarette Butts on the beach?

Beach Cleanup WindjammerJohn Boutin of the Windjammer Resort has created a unique solution for keeping cigarette butt pollution to a minimum. His answer is providing his guests with a decorative bucket filled with sand that can be used as an ashtray on the beach and poolside. Stop by our booth on Saturday to learn more about John’s “The Butt Stops Here” initiative and too see some of his buckets. We are hoping the initiative will catch on and that more beachfront businesses will participate in the program.


Related Links and more information:

Windjammer Resort:

Gold Coast Scuba:

Congressman Allen West:

LBTS Chamber of Commerce:

Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea:


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Blog Author:

Rich Barnhart

Rich is the broker and owner of By The Sea Realty and a frequent contributor to the company's real estate blog.

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