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History of Broward County's Largest One-Day Environmental Event

The Broward County Waterway Cleanup, organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, is the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. The 2018 cleanup was held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9 am – 1 pm. The first Waterway Cleanup was held in the late 1970s to help ensure that both the community as a whole and the marine industry could enjoy our local waterways. In 2018, over 1,200 volunteers of all ages by land and over 100 boats worked at 31 locations across the county to remove over 32 tons of trash and debris from our waterways, rivers and canals. You do not need a boat to participate!

About MIASF

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is the largest trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 110,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 136,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them.

Created in 1961, the not-for-profit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment.The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels.Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

Learn more about MIASF by visiting the website.