Beach Cleanup 2020
April 26, 2020
We will not be hosting a one day cleanup this year due to COVID-19. Instead of a one day cleanup, we are encouraging everyone to clean the beaches on their own as individuals and families throughout the month of April. Please pile all the debris at the nearest vehicle access to be picked up after the end of April. Please secure all debris so it does not blow around in the wind. Remember to bring your own garbage bags and gloves. Thank you for your efforts and patience this year! Even though we must keep our distance, we can still work together as a team.
While community beach cleanups alone will not solve the global issue of ocean pollution, they are an important component in reducing the harmful effects of human trash in our local environment. Each item removed reduces the accumulation of microplastics on our shores. An investigation of the upper intertidal area of Piggott Bay Beach is a real eye-opener! It’s amazing to think that mass production of plastics has only been around for 70 years…. For more information on ocean plastics, please read an article by Kelly Fretwell here.