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Students help in the annual International Coastal Cleanup

Students from Krop High School participate in the annual Internation Coastal Cleanup at Oleta River State Park Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in North Miami Beach.
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Students from Krop High School participate in the annual Internation Coastal Cleanup at Oleta River State Park Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in North Miami Beach.

A group of students from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School collected garbage at North Miami Beach’s Oleta River State Park on Saturday as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup.

“We live in an environment that’s really dirty and we need to take care of it,” said Krop student and volunteer Caroline Angarin, as she joined fellow classmates in sifting through refuse on the grounds.

The students joined hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide that took to waterways, like Oleta’s, to sift through millions of pounds of trash. The volunteers also cataloged all the trash on Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell app to help in the organization’s research efforts.

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