Clearwater then the World
Ocean Allies came about from an initial meeting of concerned community members of Clearwater Beach, Florida, home of the #1 beach in the country (Trip Advisor). At first, the vision was concentrated on Clearwater Beach due to its proximity to the water and the fact that it receives so many visitors each year from around the world. However, ocean debris and litter is a global issue that every community has a role in. Thus the need to expand the efforts of Ocean Allies became apparent and our team quickly developed initiatives in communities around the Tampa Bay region. Our vision is to take what we accomplished at Clearwater Beach and provide this model to beach communities worldwide.
The list of certified Ocean Allies businesses has continued to grow since then. We have seen the wonders that ocean friendly initiatives have on business, tourism, and overall community pride.