Suncoast Surfrider beach cleanup with free after party: Sat., May 14

Tampa Bay's local Suncoast Surfrider Foundation chapter will be manning the cleanup on Upham Beach Saturday morning and Barefoot will be hosting the after party at Riptides, which will feature food and plenty of wine to go 'round.

This event is open to the public and volunteers can sign up at (Must be 21+ to attend the after party.) Cleanup runs from 9-11 a.m. and the celebration at Riptides is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Don't forget to wear sunscreen!

Upham Beach: 68th Ave and Beach Plaza, St. Pete Beach; Riptides: 7618 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach.

Watch the video below to get the 411 from the Suncoast Surfrider chapter's chairperson Thomas Paterek on how you can get involved in one of their programs.


The Surfrider Foundation and Barefoot Wine have teamed up to embark upon beach cleanup projects across the U.S. This Saturday, May 14th, they're hosting a cleanup event on Upham Beach and throwing a party afterward for volunteers.

Now in its fifth year, Barefoot Wine's 'Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project' seeks to keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America "barefoot friendly." They've partnered with the Surfrider Foundation — a non-profit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches — in 2011 and are staging cleanup projects in 20 cities nationwide, St. Pete Beach being their next stop.

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