Annual Spring Coast Volunteer Beach Cleanup April 21, 2018
Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, Annual Coast Awareness Day and Proclamation, signed by Governor Kate Brown of Oregon and was celebrated for the first time in April 23, 2017 and with over 300 volunteers taking part.
Each. Year. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of our coastal beach values and benefits.
Some of these benefits include: biologically diverse ecosystems that provide habitat for many species, serve as buffers on the coast against storms and flooding, and naturally filter water by breaking down or transforming harmful pollutants and a major attractions to locals and tourist alike.
With over 60% of all people living in coastal cities and with over 70% percent of the world being water its time to act now protect the ocean by donating so our nonprofit can make the improvements needed.
Richard Arterbury would like to see plastic bags on Coastal Cities charge .5 cents per plastic bag and all funds going into the clean up of plastic bags fund, join to protect the environment.
He also mention a few nonprofits are spending donations on Plastic bags to market their name with logos printed on plastic bags. I'm not sure how cleaning up the beach with plastic bags can be thought of as education and this should be stopped today. If you donate to a nonprofit that buys plastic bags to market please ask them to stop spending your donations on plastic bags! Donations should not be used to buy plastic bags, this give a false sense of wise choices protecting the environment. Read More:
To find out more about how you can clean up a beach or volunteer with Ocean Blue Project you can email the outreach team at Volunteer@OceanBlueproject.org
Walk on the beach:
Go for a walk and enjoy the beach with Ocean Blue and Volunteers.
As you walk, simply find the high tide mark in the sand and you'll see plastic fragments. In just a few minutes per visit, Oregonians and visitors could be picking up the plastic fragments before they are swallowed by marine life and enter the food chain, disrupting fragile ecosystems.
You will not get dirty, because you're not picking up massive tires or metal debris, so there's no excuse to why you can't get involved. These small plastic fragment pieces number in the trillions and they are easy to pick up so it's fun for everyone.
It doesn't cost anything to join this monumental movement, simply pick up some plastic freagments when visiting the beach, that's it. Join the Movement - Please Share