Beach Cleanups are vital to the health of our watersheds – areas of land encompassing any body of water. Watersheds channel rainfall and snowmelt to urban streams, creeks, and eventually flowing to reservoirs, bays, and the Ocean.
Along the way, the water flow will collect any waste and debris left behind, carrying it to the outflow point. Marine waste harms aquatic wildlife and their habitats, as well as spoiling tourism and recreational activities.
When you organize a Beach Cleanup, you are empowering the local community to tackle this challenge. Coastal community clean up projects reduce the amount of waste on state beaches by removing discarded debris before it has a chance to be carried down a river and out to the ocean or broken down into smaller microplastics.
Coastal beach cleanup projects reduce the amount of waste on state beaches we all love by literally removing litter or marine debris that is left behind or washing up one wave at time.
Spring is a good time for beach cleanups, after the winter high tides have left behind plastic debris on our coast lines.
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