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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 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. The 2020 cleanup was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 9 am – 1 pm. Nearly 1,200 volunteers of all ages by land and 121 boats worked at 35 locations across the county to remove 25 tons of trash and debris from our waterways, rivers and canals. Next year’s Cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021. You do not need a boat to participate!


The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is the largest trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 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.