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The Fin-tastic Voyage Connects Paddleboarding and Beach Cleanups

Posted On July 25, 2012 by

The Fin-tastic Voyage is all about having a blast on clean beaches.
Credit: Courtesy of LandShark.

Why not help the ocean and have fun at the same time?

That’s what Ocean Conservancy and LandShark Lager thought when we put together the Fin-tastic Voyage, a series of summertime events along the East Coast combining beach cleanups with great beach activities like stand-up paddleboarding and games. Continue reading »

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Reduce Trash at Your July 4th Bash

Posted On July 3, 2012 by

This Fourth of July, celebrate your independence from unnecessary trash. Credit: flickr user Thomas Hawk

It’s time for the great American barbecues, picnics and parties that—along with patriotic music and fireworks—create great Independence Day memories.

Food, drink, décor and fireworks can mean a lot of trash—trash that often ends up in the ocean. That’s right, even if you live hundreds of miles from the ocean, trash from your area can travel down waterways to the sea, fouling the water and endangering wildlife.

How big is the problem? Last year during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers picked up enough food packaging alone for one person to get takeout breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 858 years.

So if you’re planning to entertain on July 4th, think red, white and especially blue: Keep these tips in mind for a clean and healthy ocean: Continue reading »