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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beach clean up at Silver Sands State Park in Milford is slated for Saturday

 Gloves and bags will be provided

MILFORD — The Connecticut Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is cleaning up the beach at Silver Sands State Park, 1-3 p.m. March 24.
Rain date is March 25, same time.
Meet in the main parking lot; gloves and bags will be provided.
For details, go to
The event is part of the International Ocean Initiatives, which in 2011 involved 42,000 participants in 35 countries. More than 1,200 beaches, lakes, rivers and seabeds were cleaned around the globe. The main target of the campaign is the reduction of plastic litter, which can stay in the environment for decades, threatening the health of sea life and eventually humans. According to the latest research, plastics do not biodegrade, but rather photo-degrade into smaller and smaller particles which never completely degrade, often entering the food chain. These plastic particles can then be consumed by animals and humans. Ocean Initiatives is part of Surfrider Foundation’s multi-year Rise Above Plastics campaign, which targets single-use plastics such as bags and bottles.
The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit grass-roots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Through more than 25 years, the foundation has grown from a small group of surfers in Malibu, Calif.,to a global movement made up of more than 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed in a statement. Photo is a Register file photo.

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