The 2012 Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for this Saturday, September
15, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. This is the 25th anniversary of the Stateâ€™s
largest annual volunteer event. Over the past 24 years, 65,255 volunteers have
participated in the removal of 1,240,931 pounds of marine debris from Alabamaâ€™s
valued coastline and waterways.
Involved citizens, school groups, businesses and clubs will walk or boat 26 different
zones (www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com) in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Given the
recent Hurricane Isaac, volunteers are expected to find large debris washed up into
marshes. The high amount of rainfall this summer has caused the runoff of trash such
as plastic bottles to collect in local drainages. The cleanup activity improves water
quality and removes potential dangers to our safety and to wildlife.
If you plan to participate to help â€œGet the Trash out of the Splash!â€:
â€¢ Drink plenty of fluids!
â€¢ Bring sunscreen, a hat and wear comfortable shoes.
â€¢ An adult should supervise children at all times.
â€¢ Be careful near sand dunes and other fragile ecosystems.
â€¢ Please do not attempt to remove dangerous or heavy items yourself.
Mark the location and report back to the Zone Captain.
If youâ€™d like to be involved with the 25th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup, please visit
www.AlabamaCoastalCleanup.com for a zone nearest you. Be sure to contact the zone
captain for specific information for that location.