PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Locals were carrying buckets around the beach Monday, but it wasn't to play in the sand.
Gulf World Marine Institute and Diver's Den hosted a beach clean up at the county pier.
More than two dozen people showed up with gloves and buckets to pick up litter.
Organizers say leaving trash on the beach can harm marine life.
The next clean up event is March 30th at the city pier.