As Gov. DeSantis declared Floridians are able to leave home for their fresh air, after allowing some beaches in north Florida and various parts of the state to slowly open, headlines began spreading of beaches, parks and public places being closed just weeks after being re-opened due to lack of social distancing.
In addition to the concern of having thousands of people on the beach amid coronavirus concerns, over the weekend beach goers in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County left 13,000 pounds of trash behind now adding apprehension for health and wildlife.
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According to officials and the executive director of volunteer group ‘Keep Brevard Beautiful,’ the amount of trash left behind rivals the amount of trash seen during Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend. The beach opened less than a month ago on April 21st, and the city has responded by stepping up patrol and implementing increased fines up to $250 for littering.
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