|Registration Closes||Sep 25, 2020 12:00am or when space runs out.|
Each year more than 5 million pounds of plastic enter the ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico has some of the highest concentrations of microplastics in the world. Birds, seals, turtles, fish and other wildlife in the gulf and basin ingest microplastics,which can be deadly.
As Litter Accumulates, it also prevents neighborhoods from draining properly, threatening homes, businesses and roadways with flooding.
Beach Sweep is the biggest community cleanup in Southeastern Louisiana and provides the community with an opportunity to end trash flow at the source by picking up litter that travels down storm drains and eventually into the lake. Last year we picked up trash from our streets, catch basins, and waterways around the basin. And while things are different this year, we're not giving up.
On September 19th, as part of the International Coastal Cleanup we'll be cleaning curbs, ditches, and storm drains on city streets and rural roadways.
Share what you find with us using the hashtag #BeachSweep2020 and on the Clean Swell App track what you find, earn badges, share with the world your part in this global event helping protect and restore our lakes, our estuaries and our oceans.
We ask that volunteers adhere to the guidelines put in place by the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana while participating. Volunteers are encouraged to participate with their families or in socially-distanced small groups. We ask that volunteers tag a photo of themselves and/or others freshening their garden either front or backyard or hauling the neighborhood litter to the trash with the hashtag #BeachSweep2020 on any social media outlet.
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|Causes||Conservation Environmental Education Sustainability|
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