Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Save the Date

If you live near the ocean or any other major body of water and you care about the environment, then on Satudary, September 15, you have the opportunity to participate in an important event, the 21st annual International Coastal Cleanup day. Join other volunteers and clean up litter along the shores or our beaches, rivers and lakes.

For those of you who live in New York, as I do, please check out the web site for the American Litteral Society of New York. Contact information is provided for cleanup coordinators in your area. Just click on the link for Beach Cleanup News. If you live outside of New York, then the web site for the Ocean Conservancy can help you to find participating groups.

I took part in the cleanup in 2005 in the Zach's Bay section of Jones Beach and plan to do so again this year. Since I absolutely detest littering, an event like this is right up my alley.

And if anyone needs a reminder as to why littering is so harmful to our environment, this article is quite sobering.

If you are free the morning of the 15th, I urge you to participate in this worthy event.

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