Saturday, August 20, 2011

International Coastal Cleanup - and you can help!

Here it is! A chance to make a positive impact on a treasured resource that does NOT involve making a donation.

The GTM Research Reserve will participate in an International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s oldest and largest volunteer effort to clean up our marine environment. This event will contribute data to an international effort.

Each year, volunteers remove and record data on the trash and debris collected from their local beaches, rivers, lakes and streams as well as along shorelines and underwater. Since 1986, over 6 million volunteers in 127 countries have participated in this global event involving every major body of water on the planet! We need your help! If you are interested in helping to clean up our local beaches and contributing data to this international effort, come out to the GTM Research Reserve. CHECK IN IS FROM 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (clean up ends at 11:00 a.m.) at the Research Reserve’s Environmental Education Center, located at 505 Guana River Road Ponte Vedra Beach, FL OR at our Marineland office, located at 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd. Marineland, FL. Call (904) 823-4500 or visit for more information.

Diana Eissing and Angie Christensen contributed to this post.
Photo credit: Angela Christensen (c) 2011

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