Love The Everglades Movement celebrates Mother’s Day with a clean-up event (includes video story)

As we all celebrated Mother’s Day this past Sunday, the Love The Everglades Movement hosted a Mother’s Day clean-up event in the Everglades.

“Love The Everglades Movement has been doing clean-ups for a number of years now,” Flash, a board member of the non-profit organization, said. “After the last where we picked up about two tons of garbage, we’re inspired to say ‘When’s the next one?’”

Some of the trash that ends up in the Everglades comes from street litter which gets into storm water drains that go into the Everglades, so the organization cleaned up the litter.

“It seems like so much of modern-day life, things flow off of the land and into the water,” Houston Cypress, a Miccosukee tribe member, said. “Cleaning up our act in all kinds of ways is always important.”

Cindy Claros is a senior majoring in Digital Media/Broadcasting Journalism. After graduation, she hopes to work in the entertainment industry and for shows such as "Good Morning America" and "The Real" or start her podcast.