Volunteer for a Beach Cleanup!
Come join the Salisbury Beach Partnership and the Blue Ocean Society as we team up to clean up Salisbury Beach. We will gather on Saturday, May 30th from 9:00-11:00 am next to the newly opened Groundswell Surf Café at the center of Salisbury Beach.
The Blue Ocean Society will provide all supplies, including bags, non-latex gloves and data cards. Volunteers are encouraged to wear work gloves to minimize our use of disposable gloves and bring a travel mug for beverages. Participants should dress in layers and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes for safety. This beach cleanup is RAIN OR SHINE, so please come prepared.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Melissa Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 25th. BRING A FRIEND. Hope to see you there!
About the Blue Ocean Society
Beach cleanups are a great way to get involved in protecting the marine environment, and a great way to get exercise! On our beach cleanups, we spend 1-2 hours collecting trash off a local beach, and recording our findings – so you also get to contribute to our long-term study on marine pollution. Our cleanups include a short presentation on our research efforts and ways you can help protect the marine environment. We’ll also weigh our trash at the end. It’s a great way for kids to learn, too!
Why do we do cleanups?
Litter on the beach such as cigarettes, food wrappers, straws and bottle caps can affect marine life, who accidentally swallow them, or feed it to their young. Balloons, an item frequently found at our cleanups, can be eaten by whales and sea turtles, where they can clog the animal’s digestive tracts, making it impossible for them to eat normally. Fishing line and rope, found in high numbers at our cleanups each year, can entangle marine life, and also harm humans. We’ve often found fishing lures and hooks attached to this line on the beach – imagine stepping on this while you’re out for a stroll!