SPACE COAST DAILY TV: ‘Creative Cans In The Sand’ Raises Awareness To Keep Brevard Beaches Clean
By Space Coast Daily // July 7, 2017
clean beaches are our most valuable resources
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: “Creative Cans In The Sand” founder Bobby Freeman and A1A Sign Wave owner Billy McGuire discuss the process of creating beautiful eye-catching trash cans. The mission is to encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, which will result in cleaner, more litter-free beaches along the Space Coast.
Beautifully Painted Trash Cans Encourage Beach-Goers To Clean Up Space Coast Area Beaches
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach is a major tourist attraction on Florida’s Space Coast and “Creative Cans In The Sand” continues to raise awareness of how important it is to keep our beaches clean.
“Our beautiful beaches are among our most valuable resources and “Creative Cans In the Sand” is determined to keep it that way,” said co-founder Nikki McCoy-Freeman.
The “Creative Cans In the Sand” mission is to help encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach.
Their trash cans are featured in Cheri Down Park in Cape Canaveral, Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island Veteran’s Center.
“It’s just amazing that a little post on Facebook about a painted beach trash can has taken off like a rocket, and now turned into a huge community event,” said co-founder and RE/MAX Elite Realtor Bobby Freeman.
Inspired by a desire to project the Space Coast beaches as among the best in the world, and also assist children in need, Brevard natives Bobby Freeman and his wife Nikki have combined elements of their avocation and their profession to form the non-profit organization “Creative Cans In The Sand.”
The longtime Cocoa Beach residents are the area’s power couple of beachside real estate sales, specializing in properties on the ocean and canals along the coast of Brevard.
As oceanfront residents and frequent beachgoers themselves, Bobby and Nikki knew firsthand the importance of keeping the beaches litter-free, and had often seen trash scattered around almost empty trash cans.
“The City looks forward to this partnership and continued efforts to educate the public about keeping our beaches clean,” said Cocoa Beach Mayor Ben Malik.
CLEAN BEACH MESSAGES GOING AERIAL
With more than 72 miles of beach along Florida’s Atlantic coast, Brevard’s beautiful beaches are among the area’s most valuable tourism resources.
“Our clean beach messages are now being flow behind a plane during most holidays and beach events in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral,” said Bobby Freeman.
The messages have included “Don’t Teach Your Trash To Surf #NOLITTER,” “Nothing Rhymes With Garbage,” “Toes In The Sand, Trash In Our Cans,” and “Keep The #SPACECOAST Beach Clean.
“What a great way to promote clean beaches, responsible beach behavior and keep your litter in Creative Cans,” said Eric Garvey, Executive Director for the Space Coast Office of Tourism.
MANY THANKS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED A CLEAN BEACH
Creative Cans In The Sand artists include: Rick Shores, Argyle Franks, Vanessa Bernal, Scott Pantke, David Cruey, Jen Tyler, Jennifer Payne, Steve Barton, Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School art students and Guy Harvey.
Another special thanks to: District 2 County Commissioner Jim Barfield; Cocoa Beach Mayor Ben Malik; Sheriff Wayne Ivey; Rep. Tom Goodson; Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Eric Garvey; Ron Jon Surf Shop, Island Animal Hospital, Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation; City of Cocoa Beach; Brevard County Parks & Recreation; Kelsey’s Pizza; Preacher Bar; Mount This Fish Company; RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group; Space Coast Daily; A1A Sign Wave; Florida Surf Museum, Foam Shapers, Taco City, Time Out Sports Bar, Sherwin-Williams; and Savings Safari.
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