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SCCF cleans up

September 5, 2013
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

On Saturday, Sept. 21, SCCF invites you to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debris. As many as 600,000 volunteers worldwide remove millions of pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the ocean environment. SCCF'S partner in the Ocean Conservancy's 27th annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful and Bailey's General Store. Through Bailey's, Barefoot Wines is also a Coastal Cleanup partner this year, and they will be providing T-shirts, gloves and bags while supplies last. Participation is easy so bring your friends and family to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 21, to check in and pick up Coastal Cleanup Data cards and trash bags. Please provide your own water to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Bring a pair of work gloves to reduce the use of the plastic gloves that will be available. Lunch and snacks on the Nature Center porch will be available thanks to Bailey's from 10 a.m. to noon as well as a dumpster to deposit your trash. For more information call 472-2329.

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