Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Trash knows no season. On January 9, volunteers at our monthly cleanup at Jenness Beach picked up 42 pounds of litter. Their trash tallies included 149 pieces of plastic, 10 plastic bottles, 8 plastic bags, and even a condom.
Even during the winter, we find lots of litter. Some of it gets washed onto the beach by winter storms, and some is carelessly left behind by beachgoers or blows onto the beach from the street. All of it can be harmful to marine life if it is left on the beach, which is why regular cleanups are so important.
Since 2001, we have cleaned Jenness Beach once a month with the help of volunteers. The cleanups are open to the public – individuals, families and groups are welcome. In 2015, we removed 774 pounds of litter from Jenness Beach alone.
Our next cleanup is Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 AM. The cleanups are held rain, snow or shine. To sign up, call (603) 431-0260 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation partners with GXT Green for our monthly beach cleanups at Jenness Beach. GXT Green, based in Billerica, Mass., develops and markets sustainable products and supporting services that cost-effectively solve the everyday environmental concerns of corporations, communities and governments. This includes solutions that reduce the environmental impact of plastic bags, EPS foam packaging, and Greenhouse gas emissions.