Posts Tagged ‘ International Coastal Cleanup ’

1,554 ICC volunteers cleaned 8,756 lbs of trash from 44 Connecticut beaches in fall of 2013

May 21st, 2014 | By

Save the Sound has released its 2013 coastal cleanup data, in conjunction with Ocean Conservancy’s release of worldwide data from the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup in the fall of 2013.

In 2013, 1,554 citizens participated in cleanups at 44 Connecticut beaches. They filled 453 bags with 8,756 pounds of trash, covering 68.95 miles of the state’s shores. Cleanups spanned the Connecticut coastline from Greenwich to Mystic, with groups including Friends of Parks, schools and religious organizations, rotary clubs, environmental and civic groups, scout troops, and more all participating.



Volunteer Long Island Sound cleanups in at least 26 locations this weekend

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

In 2012, Save the Sound’s Coastal Cleanup program brought together 2,450 volunteers at 57 cleanups over the course of the year. Together they removed 16,310 pounds of trash from nearly 60 miles of Connecticut beaches and riverfronts. Volunteers track the trash they pick up and report the findings to Save the Sound, helping Ocean Conservancy and regional partners like Save the Sound to not only tackle marine debris on the beach, but combat it at the source to protect our oceans and coastline. Data will be collected at all 43 of Save the Sound’s cleanups scheduled for September and October.



Noroton River cleanup successful

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Save the Sound, Connecticut coordinator of the annual International Coastal Cleanup, recently partnered with the Darien Land Trust for a cleanup event along the Noroton River. Volunteers gathered to remove and catalog trash from the river bank as part of a global effort to rid the world’s waterways of unsightly debris, which is dangerous to

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41 beach cleanups set for Saturday

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

Groton – The UConn Avery Point Scuba Club and SECONN divers are holding a beach cleanup at Eastern Point Beach in Groton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, part of the 25th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup. Save the Sound has organized 41 beach cleanups along the Connecticut shoreline from Greenwich to Groton. Staff members

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September is International Coastal Cleanup Month

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

This weekend, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. join others for a beach cleanup at Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Beach Rd, Norwalk, CT, where the Live Green CT festival will feature live music, environmental and green business exhibitors, kids’ activities, and presentations by speakers from solar installers

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