98,258* pounds & counting


*Please note that the majorityof what we collect is plastic and plastic is light. This means that we have collected A LOT of unwanted items off the beach. 

Tiny microplastics are being ingested by our marine life and not only does this harm them but it ends up on YOUR dinner plate! 

30,100 POUNDS


amount of trash removed in 2017


16,470 POUNDS 

 

 amount so far in 2018!


98,258 POUNDS


total amount removed since May 2013.


Over 49 TONS!

Telephone:  561-507-0345

Email:  diane@friendsofpalmbeach.com

PO Box 3014, Palm Beach, FL 33480

FPB Statistics to Date

We clean the beaches regularly, in an eco-friendly way, along Palm Beach. Whether its a monthly volunteer event or our weekday cleans with our crew of The Lord's Place and VitaNova individuals, we seek to eliminate incoming ocean trash from our beach.. We have key partners that allow us access to move north and south of particular locations to rid our natural world of plastics and unnatural debris. We look to expand those access points in order to remove as much debris on a regular basis and help free our oceans of this unwanted trash. If you or someone you know lives along our coast, please contact us to learn more about our efficient process and join our efforts!

Beginning in May 2013 and with the help of Keep PBC Beautiful and SWA, we perform monthly beach clean ups along the island of Palm Beach. We have succeeded in removing over 98,258 pounds of trash off these beaches.


We also have a weekday crew! Our crew consists of individuals from The Lord's Place, an organization that has been changing the lives of homeless families and individuals in Palm Beach County for over 30-years and VitaNova an org that helps young adults transition from foster care to independence by providing a stable, nurturing environment that includes housing, counseling, and education.


Help us combat the incoming flow of trash, there are several ways:

* You can allow us beach access to clean. We are as quiet as a sea turtle and as efficient as an octopus. Or allow drop off of the trash near your oceanfront for removal by your grounds crew upon our notification.  We have other points of access where we can clean your beach from. We just need a place to leave the trash bags if we cant haul it out from your property.  

* You can make a DONATION to keep these clean ups active and efficient. 

* You can come out to clean once a month on our scheduled dates at the assigned locations posted.

What We’re Doing - Keeping It Real

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Friends of Palm Beach

Visit our GET INVOLVED tab for the dates and meet spots to join our clean ups!

Non Profit Profile

Friends of Palm Beach Inc.

 

Founded: 2014

Founder: Diane Buhler

TIN: 30-0845635

PO Box 3014, Palm Beach, FL 33480

 

Being the change to bring about change....and Keeping It Real!

Our story

Most of you know our beaches are littered with incoming trash and marine debris. This causes a serious threat to the health of our ecosystem and to the amazing creatures that reside in our ocean.