News : International Coastal Cleanup visits Seacoast

Sep 8, 2015

Originally Published in the Portsmouth Herald

PORTSMOUTH — Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation’s 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup is Sept. 19 and will be conducted at approximately 25 sites along the New Hampshire coast and Great Bay.

Volunteers are needed to assist and business groups, residents and volunteer groups are encouraged to join. Cleanup hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but may vary by site.

Blue Ocean Society was awarded a grant from the New Hampshire Coastal Program to coordinate the event in New Hampshire. The International Coastal Cleanup is billed as the largest volunteer one-day event of its kind.

Blue Ocean Society, a Portsmouth-based nonprofit, has coordinated the New Hampshire Coastal Cleanup since 2005 and strives to spread awareness about the marine environment and the importance of proper trash disposal. During the cleanup, each piece of trash collected is recorded, and the data is used to implement city and state projects to lessen waste on our beaches.

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