VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A meeting is planned in Virginia Beach Thursday to discuss the future of Floatopia on Chick's Beach.
The unsanctioned event on Memorial Day sparked outrage across the country, because people left literal tons of trash on the beach.
The last time the Ocean Park Civic League held a meeting about Floatopia, more than 100 people showed up. Many were angered by the trash, but also the public drunkenness and safety concerns at the beach.
Approximately 10 tons of trash were picked up by nine public works employees.
City manager Dave Hansen said residents can expect to see more police on the beach, as well as DUI checkpoints at the next Floatopia.
"People who come here with bad intentions will be discouraged from acting the way that they are because they are going to be faced with a significant enforcement effort that they have not seen before," Hansen previously said.
If you want to attend Thursday's meeting, it will be held at 7 p.m. at the Brock Environmental Center on Martin Bay Drive. Virginia Beach police and city officials are expected to present a plan for protecting residents during future Floatopias.