JENKINS & FRIENDS 2020
Every year, on the 3rd Saturday in September, we join the tens of thousands worldwide volunteers for the annual International Coastal Cleanup that is coordinated locally by Keep Martin Beautiful and internationally by the International Ocean Conservancy, to harness the power of people to fight ocean trash by removing debris and and trash from beaches and waterways all over the world.
The Clean Up Crew
Three boats gave us plenty of social distancing space as we traveled down the intracoastal to meet up at Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge opposite Peck Lake Park.
The coastal cleanup movement that began more than 30 years ago also includes recording each item collected so ICC can identify ways to eliminate ocean trash in the future. Erin Jenkins recorded our finds — plastic, glass, bottle caps, kiddie barrettes, one-half of a pair of shoes, and dozens of plastic straws.
Thanks to volunteers around the world, the International Coastal Cleanup is a beacon of hope for our oceans. It has created a family that spans oceans and borders, and for one day, we were part of that family.
A network of volunteers working together for something bigger than ourselves!
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