“The mission of Salty Soul Foundation is to preserve the natural beauty and integrity of our beaches and oceans through education, community engagement, and proactive measures to eliminate litter and protect marine life for future generations to enjoy.”
Since 2017, Salty Soul Foundation has removed over 25,000 pounds of trash from beaches in Florida and California. This has been with the assistance of over 5,500 volunteers and almost 15,000 volunteer hours.
We are expanding our reach deeper into the heart of a America. Salty Soul Foundation is expanding into the Mississippi Delta, in conjunction with Delta State University and other similar organizations. Together we will begin holding cleanups along the waterways of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Vicksburg, MS, and everywhere in between. We will be cleaning deep into the Mississippi River tributaries , including the swamps, bayous, and the banks of the Yazoo, Yalobusha, and Tallahatchie rivers.
An estimated 100 million marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic litter every year around the world. With seven billion tons of debris entering the world’s oceans annually, most of it long-lasting plastic, there’s a lot of potential for harm to our birds and marine mammals. Turtles, fish, birds, dolphins, seals and other marine mammals have all fallen victim to plastic.
Ever take a stroll along any beach after a storm? You should, it will give you an idea of just how much litter is floating around in the world’s oceans: the sand is strewn with plastic bottles, fish boxes, light bulbs, flip-flops, scraps of fishing net and timber. Propelled by the wind and ocean currents, the litter – which is highly persistent in the environment – travels very long distances and has become widely dispersed throughout the oceans. It can now even be found on remote beaches and uninhabited islands.
Salty Soul Beach Cleanup Inc. (DBA Salty Soul Foundation) is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to cleaning beaches around the U.S.
Salty Soul Foundation’s federal ID number for donations is 83-4221334.
Pounds of Trash Collected
Miles of Beach
Did you know plastic bags on the ocean floor can take up to 10-20 years to decompose?
Consider that plastic bottles take much longer. Because of this, one piece can kill more than one animal. An animal killed by swallowing plastic will decompose long before the plastic does, leaving the plastic free to kill again. The purpose of the Foundation is to collect funds needed for purchasing supplies for the cleanup efforts. Our dream is to help organize the beach cleanups throughout the U.S. coastlines. (Maybe even the world?)
We have collected nearly 2,000 pounds of trash from the Dunedin beach, in 2018 alone. Every little bit helps. Donations will be used for purchasing supplies and spreading the word regarding our cause. Supplies range consist of some of the following: Trash bags, Pickers, Buckets, Disposable gloves, Sun protection for volunteers.
The ocean sustains us with the basic elements of life—it produces half of the oxygen in the air we breathe, and it is an essential part of the water cycle, helping to provide the water we drink. Together we can do our part to make our shorelines and waters a safer and cleaner place!
The Salty Soul Foundation’s fundraising events are inspiring, fun ways to give back to your communities and keep our beaches safe and clean for everyone.
We have several products available for different levels of donations.
Your gift will allow us to continue cleaning local beaches and eventually beaches around the world! Donations are used to purchase supplies ranging from Trash Bags, pickers, buckets, disposable gloves, and sun protection for volunteers. Since 2018, we have collected over 20,000 pounds of trash from Dunedin Causeway and other local beaches. There’s plenty more trash out there, your donations help with not only purchasing supplies but spreading the word regarding our cause!
Check out the entire product line from Salty Soul Clothing.
25% of all their proceeds go directly to helping clean our beaches.
Monthly Giving: Allows us to consistently sponsor/host cleanups and continue to get the message out there!
Planned Giving: Learn how a donation might fit into your goals!
One-Time Donation: Every little bit helps! This like all of our donations will be immediately used to continue our efforts and accomplishing our goal of cleaning one beach at a time.