provided to The Santiva Chronicle
On a foggy New’s Year’s Eve morning, Coastal Watch was joined by more than 30 volunteers to help clean up the causeway islands. It was a great way to say goodbye to 2021 and prepare to greet 2022 with clean beaches. Volunteers collected an impressive 500 pounds of trash from both Causeway Island A and B—much of it tiny pieces of plastic and metal, which can be extremely harmful to our local marine wildlife.
The new year is a great time to reflect on our personal impact on beach trash. Consider how much single-use plastic you use each day—perhaps one of your new year’s resolutions can be committing to bringing your own tote bags to the grocery store and using a reusable water bottle. It may seem like just a drop in the ocean, but it can make a wave of difference.
Coastal Watch wishes everyone a safe and healthy new year! If you would like more information on other volunteer opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.