September 2020: Coastal Cleanups
EMSEA-Atlantic is a group of members of EMSEA that are connected by the Atlantic Ocean and work together to share information and projects. Their current focus is on World Cleanup Day, which was on September 19, but is being be celebrated all month long. Some members have already hosted clean-ups, and more are to come. As part of this, the group is asking members to share their unique and interesting treasures by sharing on social media with #seawhatifound and #EMSEAAtlantic. The results will be shared here on the EMSEA website.
About Coastal Clean-ups
The clean-up of a seashore can bring communities together, as well as enable volunteers to learn more about the marine animals and environment. It can also provide an opportunity to find the most extraordinary things washed up on the shore. In the past, EMSEA members have found messages in bottles, rubber ducks, bowling balls, and mini-boats that have drifted the currents across the Atlantic. World Cleanup Day harnesses the connection, cooperation and collaboration of people by bringing volunteers and partners together on one day to help rid mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers and streets.
How can you participate?
Anyone who registers their action will automatically participate in this huge campaign that brings together millions of volunteers around the world. There are also many EMSEA-Atlantic members that are hosting clean-ups. For more information visit World Cleanup Day
and International Coastal Cleanup
websites. Check back here in October to see the results and don’t forget to use #seawhatifound and #EMSEAAtlantic so we can share your stories!