It’s that time of year again when we have a chance to make a difference in the fight for cleaner oceans and waterways by helping to clean up our coastline beaches! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Edison National Bank and Bank of the Islands are proud to be participating in the Ocean Conservancy’s 35th Annual International Coastal Clean Up on Sanibel Island, coordinated by the SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation). Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Will you join us this year?
Here are the details:
We will be meeting at The Sanibel Sea School this year at 9:00 am and will be covering the area by the Lighthouse for approximately 1 – 2 hours. All supplies, as well as beverages, will be provided for you including data sheets, gloves & parking passes. Since we will be picking up trash and never know what we will come across, keep safety in mind and dress accordingly. Also, bring your sunscreen and beach hat. If it should happen to rain the cleanup will be cancelled.
Driving directions have been provided below.
The Causeway / Causeway Blvd to Periwinkle Way
Left onto Periwinkle Way – 1.2 miles
The Sanibel Sea School will be on your right – End
About Coastal Cleanup:
Cleaner beaches = cleaner water. Ocean trash ranks as one of the most serious pollution problems of our time. Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species. Much more than an eyesore, trash in the water and on the shore affects the health of people, wildlife and economies. The good news is we can prevent trashed beaches and debris-filled water by participating in the 34th anniversary of the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up our beaches and waterways. By participating we are not only helping to clean up for one day but also providing data to help the scientific community help understand the problem of ocean trash and ways to eliminate it going forward. As an added bonus we’re educating and inspiring others to stop trash before it starts!