As  part  of  World’s  Largest  Single-Day  Beach  Cleanup  students and volunteers from across Walton County School District will  join hundreds of thousands worldwide during Ocean Convervancy’s 33rd International Coastal Cleanup.  On  September 15, the world’s largest annual single-day  volunteer  effort  to  remove  trash  from  local  waterways,  beaches,  lakes  and  rivers will take place.  Since  the  first  ICC  33  years  ago,  nearly  13  million  volunteers  have  removed  nearly  250  million  pounds  of  trash  from  beaches  and  waterway  worldwide!  Come out and join our students and volunteers in their efforts, and  “Suit Up to Clean Up!”  You can find more information at:

https://oceanconservancy.org

https://oceanconservancy.org/.../international-coastal-clean.../

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS] Volunteers #SuitUptoCleanup [NUMBER

OF POUNDS/KG] of Trash from [CLEANUP LOCATION] as Part of

World

s

Largest Single-Day Beach Cleanup

[YOUR ORGANIZATION] and [CITY/LOCATION] Volunteers Joined Hund

reds of Thousands

Worldwide during Ocean Conservancy

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33

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International Coastal Cleanup

[Location, State, Date]

Today

,

[NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS] people in [INSERT LOCATION]

participated in Ocean Conservancy

s

33

rd

International Coast

al

Cleanup (ICC)

,

the world's largest

single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from local water

ways, beaches, lakes and rivers.

Since the first ICC 33 years ago, nearly 13 million volunt

eers have removed nearly 250 million

pounds of trash from beaches and waterway worldwide. The [CI

TY/LOCATION

]

cleanup comes

just [weeks/days] after [LOCATION]-area beaches closed for the su

mmer.

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When you #SuitUptoCleanup, you are advancing one of the most

immediate and impactful

solutions to keeping plastics out of the ocean,

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said [NAME]

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[TITLE]

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which

is why we are so grateful to all the amazing volunteers who came

out. Awareness has really

grown around the issue of ocean plastic and it

s great to see people taking action.

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In addition to removing [

XX

] [pounds/kgs] of trash from [INSERT LOCATION]

including

[UNUSUAL FINDS, IF ANY], volunteers contributed to the world

s largest database on marine

debris by logging each trash item in Ocean Conservancy

s

Clean Swell app (available for free

download from the

App Store

an

d

Google Play

). Scientists, researchers, industry leaders and

policymakers rely on Ocean Conservancy

s Ocean Trash Index to inform policy and determine

solutions to the growing marine debris crisis.

Every year, millions of tons of trash

including an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic

waste

flow into the ocean, entangling wildlife, polluting beach

es, and costing coastal

municipalities hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. Last

year for the first time all ten of the

top-ten most-collected Items were made of plastic, including c

igarette butts (which contain

plastic filters), plastic bags, plastic beverage bottles, fo

od wrappers, plastic bottle caps and

plastic straws. Plastics

which never fully biodegrade but rather break up into smaller

and