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9:00am [9:00am] 25th annual beach cleanup at Durand
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I wanted to take a minute to personally extend the invitation for you to join us Saturday, September 15th at 0900, at our 25th annual beach cleanup at Durand. Yup, it’s that time again. And this September Jamie and I will be co-captaining our 25th event together. We hope you will consider spending a morning getting a little dirty…to make a big difference. During the 2017 NYS Beach Cleanup 5,025 volunteers in 26 counties removed 34,548 pounds of debris along 191 miles of shoreline. Since 1986, the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society has coordinated New York’s participation in the annual September International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). This effort has the overarching sponsorship of the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC. The Cleanup is a worldwide event in which over 100 countries and almost all of our states participate. A well-organized beach cleanup is a prime activity for learning about the marine environment – its value to people and wildlife, threats to its productivity, and the actions people can take to improve it. Coastal property and waterways are valuable, not only for human recreation but also as essential habitat for wildlife. Marine debris pollutes our waters and shore, destroys wildlife, and insults our aesthetic eye. Participating in a cleanup helps people see that the choices they make directly impact the environment – recycling, advocating less use of plastic, lobbying for less packaging, reusing items instead of discarding them – all have a positive effect on the environment. Thanks to volunteers around the world, the International Coastal Cleanup has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our ocean. Over the years, this movement has created a family that spans oceans and country borders. A network that works together for something bigger than us. I hope you will consider joining us, and share the invitation Be Well! Kimie There’s 3 sites in Monroe County MONROE Irondequoit: Durand Beach Jamie Romeo, Kimie Romeo kimie.ugbn@gmail.com 585-544-4513 585-544-4513 Ext 9/15/2018, 9:00 am Rochester: Buckland Creek George Smith george_smith@bcsd.ord 585-242-5000 9/13/2018, 3:00 pm Rochester: Ontario Beach Park (Charlotte Beach) Peter Hentschke 15854421770 phentschke@harleyschool.org 585-442-1770 Ext 9/15/2018, 9:00 am

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