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International Coastal Cleaup

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On Saturday September 15th, Choose To Reuse is joining with Ocean Conservancy's yearly International Coastal Cleanup.  Darien residents are warmly invited to participate in cleaning up the shores at Weed and Pear Tree Point beaches.  Members of Choose to Reuse will be on hand from 8-2pm in both locations to welcome volunteers.  Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

 

Over the last 25 years, International Coastal Cleanup, has motivated almost nine million people from around the world to remove over 144 million pounds of trash from nearly 300,000 miles of shoreline.

 

Choose to Reuse feels this is important, Trash

on our beaches can have hazardous impacts on fish, wildlife and even local economies. Marine life becomes entangled in fishing line, nets and six-pack rings.  Fish, birds and turtles mistake trash like Styrofoam, photo-degraded plastic bags and cigarette butts for food, which may eventually lead to starvation. 

Additionally, marine debris weakens economies by sapping precious dollars from tourism and seafood industries. Long Island Sound contributes more than $9 billion to the regional economy each year,

 

To get involved please contact Choose to Reuse at our website

choosetoreuseindarien.org or call Sandy Filmer  at 203 655 2445

 

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