UPDATE June 1, 2023
From the Beach Chair of Edward Ball
WOW we've come a long way since Aug of 2022!
* Creator of the FB Group "Clearwater Beach USA" (68,000 members plus and growing FAST).
* Founder of "ClearwaterBeachUSA.info"
* Founder of the NEW "Clearwater Beach USA C.O.P.S." project
* Founder of "Project Clean Beach"
I arrived in Clearwater Beach in January 2009 and immediately fell in love with what was once a small beach community.
It's now June 2023, almost 15 years later and this beautiful beach community continues to amaze me. Has it changed, absolutely! The only word that comes to mind is MAGICAL!
There is just something about Clearwater Beach that sets it apart from other beach communities.
The actual beach is absolutly amazing and is always rated one of the top beaches in the USA.
It's now 15 years later and what was once a small beach community is now a bustling beach community consistently rated as one of the top beaches in the USA by several internationally recognized travel magazines, and on many occassions rated the #1 beach in the USA.
Unfortunately with growth comes additional issues. One of my goals is to help keep the pristine beauty of Clearwater Beach intact. As well as help the small merchants and businesses grow.
Every year it seems like this beautiful beach community attacts more visitors both domestic and internationally. As a result I see more and more beach litter on a daily basis which breaks my heart and at the same time makes me angry!
But, as the old saying goes, every problem has a solution.
I created the FB Group Clearwater Beach USA to help showcase Clearwater Beach and the merchants and businesses that make this community one of the top vacation places in the USA.
The group is now at 68,000 (Aug 31, 2023) members and growing fast. People love the magical feeling of Clearwater Beach!
However, like I said the more people that visit our beach community, the more issues we have with people littering and defacing beach property. Sad, very sad.
In an attempt to counter this issue I recently created Clearwater Beach USA C.O.P.S..
Introducing Clearwater Beach USA C.O.P.S. (Citizens On Patrol Services).
Our goal with this new service is to help the City of Clearwater keep Clearwater Beach friendly, safe and clean. And just as important help promote local beach merchants and the beach community. A win, win, win scenario!
It's not going to be an easy task, but I believe it will be a very worthwhile venture. Our biggest obstacle will be securing the equipment we need to operate. As such I anticipate asking (begging) for financial donations as well as equipment donations from various businesses.
With regards to staffing, I am optimistic that we can acquire volunteers to staff our "Beach Patrol" which will patrol both North and South beach using one of four six passenger golf carts.
We would appreciate your consideration in helping us make Clearwater Beach C.O.P.S. a reality by visiting our "Merchandise" site and making a purchase. The proceeds from your purchase will help fund our operations.