Blue Ocean Society Hosts Earth Day Cleanup at Salisbury Beach
Salisbury Beach State Reservation- Celebrate Earth Day at a beach cleanup with Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 PM at the Salisbury Beach State Reservation.
Springtime and melting snow often reveals litter left behind or washed ashore during the winter. This litter threatens wildlife and dirties our local beaches. Blue Ocean Society volunteers routinely remove hundreds of pounds of litter from area beaches, and you can be part of this effort. It only takes an hour to make a huge difference for wildlife that can be threatened by entanglement or ingestion if the litter washes out to sea. All supplies are provided, and individuals, families and groups are all welcome.
During the cleanup, volunteers will use data cards to record the litter they find. The data gives Blue Ocean Society researchers insight into issues affecting marine life and helps prevent future pollution through education and targeted prevention programs. Those interested in volunteering can RSVP at www.blueoceansociety.org or calling 603-431-0260, and meet Blue Ocean Society volunteer Sue Griffith at the Reservation at 2 PM (parking lot nearest the water).
About Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to take action and make a positive change for the ocean. Using its leading research, Blue Ocean Society educates people about marine life and the distinct threats to the marine environment. The organization addresses the plastic pollution issue through education and conducting more than 200 beach cleanups each year with the help of volunteers. For more information, contact Blue Ocean Society at 431-0260 or visit www.blueoceansociety.org.