annual report on marine debris.
Trash on the shore and in the sea is a growing problem, and one that everyone should care about. Trash is unsafe, unsanitary, and can harm wildlife. In particular, plastics are building up in the marine environment, breaking down into small particles, and even entering the food chain. The International Coastal Cleanup is a way to get trash off the shores and spread the word about this issue. And fortunately, it is very easy to get involved!
SIGN UP FOR A CLEANUP
As always, we have a list of cleanups to choose from on September 17, and anyone can sign up. If September 17 doesn’t work for you, we have cleanups schedule on alternative dates as well. This is a great activity for groups, so feel free to recruit others to come with you. No prep is needed – just bring yourself, some sturdy shoes and a reusable bottle of water to stay hydrated. We’ll provide the rest!