Last year, the Ocean Conservancy reported that nearly 600,000 people picked up more than 9 million pounds of trash along 20,000 miles of coastlines. Items picked up included enough clothing to outfit the entire audience of the Olympics opening ceremony; enough food packaging to get takeout for lunch, breakfast and dinner everyday for the next 858 years; and enough light bulbs to replace every light on the Eiffel Tower. And the organization reported that beverage containers collected could yield $45,489, if recycled.
On Sunday, local volunteers will work to clean up the beach surrounding Kings Park Bluff, but they need your help! Each volunteer receives a certificate for community service.
Contact: Pamela Schmidt, to volunteer at email@example.com
What: 9th Annual International Coastal Clean Up Day 2012
Where: Kings Park Bluff
When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m