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16th Annual Beach Sweep Day

Great Lakes Aquarium Beach Sweep Day
Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Cigarette butts, lighters, plastic bags, pop cans, and tires are the majority of the trash cleaned up off Duluth’s beaches and creeks. Join Great Lakes Aquarium for the 16th annual Beach Sweep Day on Saturday, September 20th, as we clean area waterways. Volunteers from the Duluth area gather each September to clean up our beautiful beaches and help collect data on aquatic debris for Ocean Conservancy.
Beach Sweep is part of International Coastal Cleanup, and this September millions of people in over 120 countries will be on the coasts picking up trash. Various sites around Duluth will be cleaner and greener thanks to helpful Duluthians like you! If you would like to get a bit more involved, we are looking for help in three ways:
1)Be a site captain – Be in charge of a cleanup site and direct volunteers.
2)Take some pictures – There is potential for these photos to be published in the internationally distributed annual report.
3)Distribute flyers –Post Beach Sweep flyers at your favorite coffee shop, athletic club, or restaurant.

*All materials will be provided and volunteers will receive a tote bag and a ticket for free admission to Great Lakes Aquarium on Beach Sweep Volunteer Appreciation Day. Keep an eye out for more information posted at the aquarium and around town. We hope to see you out there sweeping the beaches!

For more information call Sarah Erickson at 218-740-2007.

Check these Videos and Links out

Ocean Conservancy
National Coastal Cleanup
Plastic Vortex


Yeah! I love beach sweep day. There is nothing like the pride you feel when your section of the beach is pristine again. It's a great way to spend a day on the beach and truly do something to make it a better place. You will also be more aware of how your little pieces of trash adds up fast. Come on down its so much fun. I did it once as a child and remember what a impact it made on my life and now I can't wait to bring my own daughter.

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