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Tranquility Interrupted

  Garbage left by people on the beach at Block Island
Garbage left by people on the beach at Block Island

When one goes on a seaside vacation, one looks forward to a relaxing time complete with a stroll on idyllic beaches.  Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case during a weekend visit to Block Island where an invigorating walk turned into a beach cleanup. 

What a shame that visitors and residents alike take so little care of their marine resources by dumping garbage on the beach!  I can only hope there is a concerted effort on Block Island, and around the world, to participate in the upcoming International Coastal Cleanup on September 16th.  Together we can make a world of difference!!

  Carleen Lyden Walker (far right), Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA, transformed a tranquil stroll into a beach cleanup with her family.  Kudos to the Walkers for taking the time to
Carleen Lyden Walker (far right), Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA, transformed a tranquil stroll into a beach cleanup with her family.  Kudos to the Walkers for taking the time to “Save Our Seas”! TRANQUILITY RECAPTURED!

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

For nearly three decades, NAMEPA & volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup® have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, abandoned fishing gear and even automobiles and kitchen appliances.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THIS MOMENTUM GOING. JOIN THE WORLD’S LARGEST VOLUNTEER EFFORT FOR OUR OCEAN BY FINDING A CLEANUP LOCATION NEAR YOU.

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