Save Animals! Clean the Coast!

Prevent this tragedy! Keep plastic out of the ocean!September is International Coastal Cleanup, a collaborative effort by the Ocean Conservancy and hundreds of partners to clean shorelines while collecting data and raising awareness about marine debris.

The National Marine Life Center is pleased to participate in CoastSweep, the annual Massachusetts state-wide cleanup, and we want YOU to help!  Please join us this Sunday, September 19, at 9 am for a Cleanup along the Cape Cod Canal.  In addition to picking up trash, we will be recording data on our collections to contribute towards an international understanding of marine debris. The cleanup will be from 9 am to 12 noon, and afterwards we invite you to join us back at the National Marine Life Center for a cookout.

Time: 9 am – 12 noon Cleanup, immediately followed by cookout
Date: Sunday, 19 September 2010
Place: Meet at National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay.
We’ll divide into teams and spread out along the Cape Cod Canal between the Bourne Bridge and the Railroad Bridge.
Wear: Close-toed shoes with sturdy soles – those rocks along the canal are slippery!  Also, there’s lots of poison ivy so we recommend long pants and gloves.  If it’s sunny, we suggest a hat.
Bring:  Please bring water!

Don't let this happen! Dispose of used gear properly.
Don't let this happen! Dispose of used gear properly.

We’ll have extra water, extra gloves, and all the cleanup supplies.

This is a great opportunity to do something hands-on to save our local animals.  We hope you join us.  Together, we can make our waters and shorelines cleaner and safer for animals and people.