Calling all who love our shorelines and want to help make them healthier for people and wildlife. Sunday, September 30th, is the 8th annual Bainbridge Island Beach Cleanup. Use this CleanSwell app to catalog our trash as part of the Bainbridge Island tally and choose a beach or road end you’d like to scour for litter.
Trash travels – via inland waterways, storm drains, sewers, and on the wind, and eventually ends up on coasts and shorelines. If not removed, this debris will end up in the Pacific Ocean. Beach cleanups are a last line of defense – to prevent debris from causing harm to our oceans, to wildlife, to our coastal economies, and even to beach-goers (ouch!). Beach clean-ups work! At last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day, over 1 million volunteers collected 23 million pounds of trash.
To learn more and register, click here!
Watch this video to learn more about why it’s important to clean up our beaches and shorelines: