Palm Coast is known for its endless miles of connecting trails that allow residents and visitors to explore the City and its many parks. You can truly Find Your Florida in all of Palm Coast, but nothing captures Florida more than its Intracoastal Waterway.
The Intracoastal Waterway stretches all through Florida and provides an environment for its own community to thrive, including the City of Palm Coast. From Waterfront Park you can explore the waterway and find out for yourself why it is so special.
It gives life to different wildlife including: manatees, dolphins, turtles, birds and more as well as many plant species. In order to protect our waterway, residents and visitors of all ages participate annually in the Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup.
The annual Cleanup takes place in September each year. Over the past 10 years, volunteers have picked up over 10.2 tons of trash along the trails and coastlines. Some volunteers even take to the water to pick up trash while boating and kayaking. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/icwc.
“Over the past 10 years, 20,500 pounds of debris has been collected - that’s an average of 2,300 pounds per year,” said City Administration Coordinator Denise Bevan. “We could not be successful with this event without our dedicated community partners and faithful volunteers.”
This wouldn’t have been made possible without the support of F.I.N.D., Waste Pro, C.T. Hsu + Associates, Ripple Effect Ecotours, Environmental Land Services, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, and other great sponsors!
Cleaning up our waterways and trails is a great way to stay Rooted in Nature in the community no matter what age. Not to mention, the City keeps this event fun with cool prizes and contests such as naming the new mascot every year.