Suncoast Aqua Ventures non profit was formed in 2016.
Founders Troy Brown and Cheryl Huntsinger, (scuba divers and boaters alike) were motivated to take action after witnessing the plethora of human trash littering our coastline and underwater environment.
From its humble beginnings the passion for our local waters spread to others which resulted in our annual competitive “Reef and Beach Cleanup” formerly held every year at the Bradenton Yacht Club. In 2023 it will be held at a new location: SeaBreeze Park, 55 Horseshoe Loop Rd., Terra Ceia, FL 34250.
Over the past six years our dedicated volunteers have removed over 50 tons of trash from our coastal waters.
We have formed successful alliances with other organizations with the same vision for responsible stewardship of our coastal ecosystem. School service organizations, corporations and municipalities have come together to support our cause. Now we have expanded to doing monthly targeted cleanups and post hurricane events. We have motivated hundreds of volunteers to make a difference in restoring the beauty of our fragile ecosystem.
Please join us as we continue these efforts to restore and maintain the natural beauty of our coastal waters.