Earth Gay Ocean Shores 2014
In the last 25 years the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has collected 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean. This day has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Our Ocean Shores cleanup will join nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries.
Meet OUT for Sustainability at 1pm on September 15th at the Public Access near Shilo Inn (W Chance a La Mer Northwest, Ocean Shores, WA). Look for the Rainbow umbrellas. Call Melanie if you need to 206-399-3880.
At registration we will give you a quick overview of the waste management plans and gloves and garbage bags and show the the areas where the garbage can be left.
We’ll also be providing data cards. Data collection and analysis distinguishes the ICC from other cleanups. This is the ICC’s priority. Volunteers in all participating countries use identical data cards. Ocean Conservancy analyzes the data and compiles a comprehensive report each year that includes the Marine Debris Index, the only item-by-item, country-by-country, state-by-state accounting of marine debris. The data are used to create long-term solutions and to improve citizen education programs about the problems caused by marine debris.
- Sun protection
(Optional but recommended):
- Friends, family, kids, pets
- Beach Balls
- Musical instruments
- Rake (some of the pieces of trash are small – and we don’t like it when little sea-creatures eat
Styrofoam bits thinking it might be food)
4pm – Beach Ball Social
Head back to the registration point to return the data cards and start the beach party. We’ll have a bonfire and enjoy the evening.