Trenam Law Joins Keep Pinellas Beautiful for Post-Irma Cleanup at Gandy Beach
St. Petersburg, FL., September 28, 2017 – Trenam Law participated in an afternoon of service in conjunction with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to help clean up Gandy Beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, September 27. Throughout the afternoon, attorneys, management and staff from Trenam Law joined the local conservation group to aid in clearing debris and litter from the coastline. Efforts also supported the annual International Coastal Cleanup Initiative by the Ocean Conservancy, which aims to gather data on garbage collected to provide insight on ways to improve ocean and beach preservation moving forward.
“It was truly an honor for our team to work together in this effort as a step toward restoring our beautiful city after Hurricane Irma, and we were especially grateful to the team at Keep Pinellas Beautiful for allowing us the opportunity to work with them,” said Marie Tomassi, managing shareholder with Trenam Law. “Our firm has a long-lasting commitment to the continued improvement of our community, which made it all the more rewarding to have the chance to come together and help restore Gandy Beach in the aftermath of Irma.”
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, local beaches were subject to large concentrations of debris and waste. This prompted the response by Trenam Law attorneys and staff to team up and dedicate hours of service to help continued restoration following the natural disaster.
In partnering with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, all trash collected by Trenam volunteers was counted for inclusion in a global assessment as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup. Last year’s International Coastal Cleanup yielded nearly 2 million cigarette butts, more than 1.5 million plastic beverage bottles and approximately 520,000 plastic grocery bags. Once this year’s trash collection is analyzed, Keep Pinellas Beautiful will provide data to assess the trash’s impact on the local environment, and prevention strategies for future trash build-up.
Keep Pinellas Beautiful is a local organization focused on community revitalization, conservation and economic development. The organization works with businesses, schools, neighborhood groups and local governments to tackle tough issues such as illegal dumping, roadway litter, water pollution, unkempt vacant lots, graffiti, urban runoff into our local waterways and lack of green spaces. Through its programs and partnerships, Keep Pinellas Beautiful provides practical ways for everyone to get involved in improving the community’s environment. For more information, visit Keep Pinellas Beautiful online at www.mykpb.com.
The Gandy Beach cleanup efforts with Keep Pinellas Beautiful were also included in Tampa Bay Newswire. To see that coverage, please click here.