City of Tampa, FL

12/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/11/2019 14:03

Mayor Jane Castor Joins Gasparilla Pirates and Community Partners to unveil New #BeadFreeBay Campaign

Mayor Jane Castor will be joining a krewe of Gasparilla pirates and partner organizations to announce a new campaign in line with her sustainability and resilience initiative: Bead-Free Bay.

The City of Tampa and Mayor Jane Castor are proud to collaborate with community partners like Chappell Roberts, the Florida Aquarium, EventFest, Yacht Star Ship, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Krewe of Sant 'Yago, Rough Riders, EventFest, Green Gasparilla, and other local partners to promote a fun, safe, and sustainable event season.

Each year, countless beads and other non-biodegradable debris ends up in our city's waterways. This year, Mayor Jane Castor hopes to raise awareness about the damage litter causes to our environment and marine life. To raise awareness about this important issue, Mayor Castor will be holding a press conference to reveal certain actions the City is taking to crack down on littering this event season.

Help Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa promote sustainable traditions by using #BeadFreeBay on social media.

WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Chappell Roberts, The Florida Aquarium, Yacht Starship, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla pirates, Krewe of Sant' Yago, Rough Riders, Green Gasparilla, and more

WHAT: Reveal the new Bead-Free Bay Campaign

WHEN: Thursday, December 12th at 1:30PM

WHERE: Gasparilla Pirate Ship (Tarpon Dock) 344-372 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

BROLL of water cleanup from the Florida Aquarium can be found here: b-roll you've requested:

BROLL of underwater drone footage from Green Gasparilla can be found here: :

To join the movement, use #BeadFreeBay on social media and follow the City of Tampa at: