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Posted on August 1, 2016 at 10:05 AM by Communications Department
• Homework – Help reduce bacteria pollution in your local waterways by scooping the poop; not feeding geese and ducks; and preventing sewer overflows by keeping wipes, food and grease out of your toilets and drains.
• Think Before You Pack – Instead of individually-packaged items or plastic sandwich bags, pack lunches and snacks in reusable containers. Small plastic food packaging items (like straws and wrappers) can easily be carried away on a breezy beach day, so avoid those altogether. And, “just say no” to plastic bags and Styrofoam cups and coolers and opt for reusable cloth bags and hard or soft insulated coolers for toting to the beach.
• Carpool – A day at the beach is more fun with friends. Just be sure to carpool to get there, avoiding unnecessary emissions.
• Fill ‘er Up Before You Go – Opt for a reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water and fill it up from the tap before leaving home.
• Get Involved – Consider participating in an organized beach cleanup event, like Clean the Bay Day or the Great American Cleanup. Or, organize your own at your favorite beach or park.
• Leave No Trace Behind – At the end of your day at the beach, make sure you take all of your belongings with you – including your trash and recyclables to be disposed of properly. Always ensure no litter is left behind.