Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sept. 25th The International Coastal Clean-up comes to Kailua Beach

We're planning to join the world's largest beach clean-up effort on the morning of Saturday, September 25th, the International Coastal Clean-up forwarded by the Ocean Conservancy.

Kailua Beach Clean-Up
*PLEASE check back for updates*
Saturday, Sept. 25th
8:30am check-in
11:00am: Join us for the trash weigh and tally 
and a low-impact potluck lunch

Kailua Beach Park, 450 Kawailoa Road
Meet near Main Parking Lot, East of Buzz’s

What to bring:
sunscreen, hat
work gloves
water bottles
a great attitude
low-impact lunch box or food to share, that means reusable plates/utensils too
family and friends

Also needed: (Can you help? Email us)
colanders or hand screens
5 gal. buckets
trash bags
extra gloves, canvas or latex/nitrile
large scale for weighing
large coolers
volunteers to man zones and stations

Please RSVP here:  or register as a volunteer.

Be part of something HUGE!

During the 2009 International Coastal Cleanup, 498,818 volunteers picked up 7.4 million pounds of marine debris, in 108 countries and locations around the world and 45 US states. Millions of debris items, ranging from cigarette butts to 55-gallon drums and household appliances, contribute to the deterioration of ocean ecosystems and harm humans, wildlife, and coastal economies.

In 2009, 60 percent of the debris collected and cataloged consisted of single-use, disposable items. Volunteers picked up 1.1 million plastic bags. And enough cups, plates, knives, forks, and spoons for a picnic for 100,000 people.

Because trash travels, we are all part of the problem—and the solution—whether we live hundreds of miles inland or along the ocean’s shores. The data collected from the International Coastal Cleanup help provide a road map for eliminating marine debris by demonstrating the scope and scale of the problem and documenting trends (from OC website).

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