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Coastal cleanup planned for Sept. 16-23

Monday, September 11th 2017

Coastal cleanup planned for Sept. 16-23
Mainers from Kittery to Calais will be volunteering their time September 16th to 23rd for the annual Maine Coastweek Coastal Cleanup. The weeklong event, coordinated by the Maine Coastal Program, is Maine’s largest volunteer effort to clean trash from coastal lands and waters. “Clean oceans and coastal communities improve the health of humans and wildlife, and enhance local businesses that rely on a healthy ocean,” said Theresa Torrent, Senior Planner with the Maine Coastal Program. “Keeping our ocean free from trash is one of the easiest ways to make the ocean more resilient.” In 2016, 2,002 Maine volunteers removed 7,219 pounds of trash from 97 miles of coastal shores and communities. “This is a great opportunity to help keep Maine’s coast clean and free of debris and to contribute to a healthy planet,” said Torrent. Visit mainecoastalprogram.org and click on the coastal cleanup link for information on how to participate as a site coordinator or a volunteer. Registration for coordinators to adopt a site closes on September 12, 2017.