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Date of Issue: October 15, 2008

Cleanup volunteers haul tons

In the Keep Manatee Beautiful Coastal Cleanup Oct. 4, 12 volunteers cleaned a mile of the FISH Preserve in Cortez, removing 2,300 pounds of debris and trash.

In Bradenton Beach, 148 volunteers hauled away 608 pounds of litter from 4.75 miles.

In Holmes Beach, 25 volunteers cleaned 3.5 miles and removed 425 pounds of litter and debris.

In Anna Maria, 35 volunteers cleaned seven miles and removed 650 pounds of litter, most of it from the beaches.

More than 130 volunteers cleaned 2.5 miles of the Palma Sola Causeway, clearing away 635 pounds of litter and debris.

Some 42 volunteers helped remove 286 pounds of litter on Longboat Key and, on Jewfish Key, two volunteers removed 160 pounds of litter.

The cleanup took place as part of an international effort to clean up roadways, preserves, parks and shorelines.