‘Creative Cans In the Sand’ To Clean Up Brevard Beaches

By  //  June 15, 2014

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beautifully painted trash cans will ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO clean up AREA beaches

ABOVE VIDEO: Cocoa Beach is a major tourist attraction in Brevard County and “Creative Cans In the Sand” will raise awareness of how important it is to keep our beaches clean.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Hey Beach-goers, you’ll soon notice colorful hand painted trash cans anchored in the sand in Cocoa Beach.

They aren’t going to be there just for your viewing pleasure… those cans, and their decorators, expect them to be used.

Along with Jennifer McCoy, Bobby and Nikki McCoy Freeman, above, are family partners in RE/MAX Elite's McCoy-Freeman Group. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Bobby and Nikki Freeman have co-founded “Creative Cans In the Sand” to promote beach beautification in Brevard County. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

“We’re looking to bring unique awareness to cleaning up our beach,” said “Creative Cans In the Sand” co-founder, and RE/MAX Elite Realtor, Nikki Freeman. 

“If the trash cans are beautifully painted, I believe people will start using them,” said Freeman.

Creative Cans In The Sand is being organized to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that more noticeable cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.

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Creative Cans In The Sand is being organized to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that more noticeable cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach. (Image for SaceCoastDaily.com)

Folks will be able to design their own trash can and local artists will assist in the painting,” said co-founder Bobby Freeman, also a Realtor with RE/MAX Elite.

“Sponsorships from local businesses is needed, and many have already expressed a great interest.”

Trash cans are positioned near the boardwalks and on the beach but some people don’t use them.  So what can be done to bring attention to the cans and help inspire beach goers to use them?

“This will be a fun, and a much needed event for Cocoa Beach,” said Freeman.

“Many thanks to all the local artists, volunteers and business owners for helping to make this event a colorful reality.”

To volunteer or sponsor this cause e-mail mccoyfreemangroup@gmail.com.

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