If you're looking for something satisfying to do outdoors this weekend, why not join in the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday.
The non-profit group Save the Sound and its partners (including Bank of America) will be working at 17 sites along the Connecticut shoreline as part of the Ocean Conservancy's annual coastal cleanup.
Here is Save the Sound's complete press release with details about times and locations:
NEW HAVEN, CT —Save the Sound, volunteers, and partners including sponsor Bank of America will gather at seventeen sites around Connecticut’s coastline this Saturday to participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day.
For two and a half decades, ICC has engaged hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world each year to remove trash and debris from beaches, lakes and rivers, keeping track of every piece of trash they find. Ocean Conservancy, creator of the global event, uses that data to produce an annual snapshot the world’s marine debris. Last year, more than 550,000 people picked up more than 10 million pounds of trash along nearly 20,000 miles of coastlines worldwide. Save the Sound, which has coordinated the Connecticut cleanups for eleven years, last year brought together 2,450 volunteers to remove 16,310 pounds of trash from Long Island Sound’s shoreline and Connecticut waterways.
Selected cleanups this weekend are listed below. For a complete list of the over 43 ICC cleanups happening in Connecticut throughout September and October, please visit http://www.ctenvironment.org/get-involved/calendar.cfm.
Saturday, September 21
NEW HAVEN Bank of America, New Haven Rotary Club, and Save the Sound executive director Curt Johnson at Lighthouse Point Park.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Day-of contact: Curt Johnson, executive director of Save the Sound, 203-645-7335
FAIRFIELD Bank of America cleanup at Jennings Beach.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Day-of contact: Chris Cryder, special projects coordinator for Save the Sound, 860-395-7016
NEW LONDON Local citizen cleanups at Ocean Beach and Alewife Cove Tidal Creek.
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM