Join Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup

Written by on September 5, 2012 in Marine Life, Other News
International Coastal Cleanup 2011 in Jamaica. Photo Credit: Ocean Conservancy.

International Coastal Cleanup 2011 in Jamaica. Photo Credit: Ocean Conservancy.

Ocean Conservancy‘s 27th Annual International Coastal Cleanup is coming up on Saturday, September 15.

There are cleanup sites across globe, from the United States to South Africa to the Philippines.  You can sign up to volunteer and find the one closest to you here (link no longer active).

According to the Ocean Conservancy’s data release, last year there were 598,076 volunteers who cleaned up 9,184,428 pounds of trash across over 20 thousand miles.  Check out the data release to see the most popular items found, the top ten participating countries and more.

“We need more volunteers than ever,” said David Pittenger, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program.  “Last year, volunteers found enough food packaging to get takeout for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for the next 858 years.”

You can read more about the clean up here:

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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