Sept. 16th: International Coastal Clean Up Day

Sept. 16th: International Coastal Clean Up Day
September 6, 2017 Christina Mullin

We know that ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies and that trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

But did you know…that we can help solve this problem?

For nearly three decades, volunteers with

 Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

In the past few years, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers, during the International Coastal Cleanup.

Let’s help to keep this momentum going! On September 16th, join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean by finding a Cleanup location near you: find out here where you can get involved.