DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Volunteers are still needed and welcomed to join the
30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to preregister at DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Cleanup webpage to ensure enough supplies are readied for each site. Preregistration will close Friday, Sept. 1. Sites that still need additional volunteers are listed on the DNREC website athttp://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/Pages/Delaware-Coastal-Cleanup.aspx
Delaware’s Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines, rivers, streams, and lakes by volunteers. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world help each year to rid the environment of marine debris and collect detailed information on the types and quantities of refuse they find. This information is recorded on data cards and forwarded to the Center for Marine Conservation, which compiles data for all cleanups around the world. This information helps identify the source of the debris and focus efforts on eliminating or reducing it. For more information about the Ocean Conservancy and the International Coastal Cleanup, visitwww.oceanconservancy.org.
For more information about the Delaware Coastal Cleanup, please email Joanna Wilson, event coordinator, or call 302-739-9902.