Go coastal for the Courtney Campbell Causeway cleanup at Tampa's Ben T. Davis Beach this Saturday

Straws? Probably some. But volunteers will likely also see a lot of cigarette butts.

click to enlarge Go coastal for the Courtney Campbell Causeway cleanup at Tampa's Ben T. Davis Beach this Saturday
Cathy Salustri

Fun fact: Those who do coastal cleanups tell us that while straws have the lion’s share of the media attention, cigarette butts and other litter far outnumber them as “shit people throw out without thinking about the consequences of their actions.” Now, we’re not saying we don’t favor no straws, but we are saying this weekend's Coastal Cleanup needs your help. Plus, they’ll feed you breakfast, so if you bring a few friends it’s practically a brunch event.

Ben T. Davis Beach, 7740 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Speaker, breakfast at 9 a.m.; cleanup follows. RSVP here.

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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