Beach Cleanups

Great American Cleanup

Join millions across America for the nation’s largest community service program! Get involved by signing up for a beach or mangrove clean up with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Event t-shirts (limited supply) and supplies provided by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. sponsors. Community service hours awarded, groups welcome. Registration is required, space is limited.

  • Ages: All ages; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult. No drop-offs.
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 23, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Registration begins March 1. Call (561)544-8606 to register groups, families, individuals.
  • Subject to cancellation due to bad weather.

Group Cleanups 

Gumbo Limbo is now scheduling beach clean ups for groups and organizations at all three City beaches. Group size is limited to 10-25 participants.  Buckets and grabbers will be provided; volunteers are asked to bring their own reusable work/garden gloves.  Community service hours given.  Please contact Susan Elliott to schedule your group (561)544-8606 or

Beachgoers Track Trash with Clean Swell!

Introducing clean swell

In 2016, the Clean Swell App was introduced by the Ocean Conservancy to track trash collected by volunteers worldwide.  Free and easy to use, trash items are categorized for easy tracking; individuals, families, and groups can provide much needed data on the spread and accumulation of marine debris.  Keep this app on your phone and submit data anytime, anywhere, as often as you like!  You can find instruction sheets and tutorials on the Ocean Conservancy website.

Beachgoers at Spanish River Park, Red Reef Park, or South Beach Park are encouraged to use the Clean Swell App to record the amounts and types of trash they find while at the beach.  There are even clean, sanitized collecting buckets at each beach, located at Lifeguard Towers 4, 9. and 16.  Just bring your own gloves or trash pickers!  In Boca Raton, we use the group name BocaBeaches2022 on Clean Swell, so we can see just how much we collect!