This October, we’re celebrating RAP Month, a month-long challenge to reduce our plastic footprint. We’re also working to remove 1,000 feet of plastic pollution from our marine environment.  Check out the RAP Month event page for more details and how to get involved. Here are two Suncoast Chapter events where you get join the fun!

Twin Piers Beach Cleanup
• Date: October 5, 2013
• Time: 9:00am
• Location (City, State): Twin Piers, 6th St. South and Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, FL
Learn More!

Fall Paddle Festival and Beach Cleanup
• Date: October 19, 2013
• Time: 9:00am
• Location (City, State): Caddy’s on the Beach, Treasure Island, FL
Learn More!

We’re also participating in One Foot At A Time, an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution by removing pieces of plastic trash from our environment one square foot at a time, and using the material to create unique mosaics from the downloadable templates.

After creating your work of art, be sure to snap a photo and email it to OneFoot@surfrider.org so that we can share your art with the world.  Surfrider Foundation will judge all submissions and hand out prizes for our favorites. Download templates, check out the prizes and learn more here!