Why should you volunteer for the International Coastal Cleanup on September 21?

Your help is needed to protect wildlife and water resources by keeping trash out of Lake Erie and local waterways.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers and beaches around the world for trash. Since the one-day Ocean Conservancy’s event began 27 years ago, more than 9.5 million volunteers have collected nearly 164 million pounds of trash. They safely dispose of the trash they find, keeping it from reaching the ocean. And they document what they find to shed light on a serious marine debris problem.

Register for the Saturday cleanup at www.goerie.com/coastalcleanup or just show up at one of the sites listed here to lend a hand. To register for a school cleanup contact Anna McCartney at axm40@psu.edu.

Issue Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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