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THE OCEAN CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP (2015)

abstract We are recruiting volunteers to participate in the Ocean    Conservancy’s Annual International Coastal Clean-Up.

Saturday, September 19th

9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Vilano Boat Ramp, 101 Vilano Causeway, St. Augustine, 32084

Volunteers are encouraged to wear cool clothing, and lots of sunscreen. Plan to spend the morning cleaning up the boat ramp area,  roadside by the waters edge and popular fishing areas. Please bring your kayak or paddle board, and help clean-up waterways and intercoastal areas. Keepers of the Coast will provide trash bags, data cards, gloves and bottled water. No pre-registration is required.

Keepers of the Coast volunteers have successfully prevented over 250,000 cigarette butts from entering our oceans since 2007. According to Ocean Conservancy, “cigarette butts account for 32% of trash collected during this one-day effort. Since the International Clean-Up Day efforts began in 1986, almost nine million volunteers have picked up some 144 million pounds of trash worldwide.”

For more information on how you can be involved and to learn more, please visit:  www.oceanconservancy.org or call 904.814-2172.


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