Garbage Washing Up On Cocoa Beach
Today, a Cocoa Beach beach-goer found copious amounts of garbage washed up along the shore. He went ahead and posted the image on the “Wake Up Cocoa Beach” Facebook group and the comments went nuts!
Comments ranged from “What the heck,” “Could be hurricane stuff,” and even began to blame the Electric Dance Music cruise, “Holy Ship.”
Cocoa Beach locals and visitors are completely disgusted with the appearance of the beach and are curious to know how this even happened.
Many comments on the Wake Up Cocoa Beach Facebook post were people proposing the idea of raking the beach every day, week, etc. However, The City Staff have noted that raking is limited by Florida Department permit. The raking not only could disrupt the shoreline which is full of organic nutrients, but it could also cause detrimental damage to the dunes.
Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) is working immensely with clean up efforts, and is always welcoming volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering, call: (321) 631-0501.
So, do the beloved Cocoa Beach a favor, and next time you’re on the beach please do your part by disposing of any trash you see. Not only will Cocoa Beach thank you, but the environment will too! 🙂