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Six Simple Ways to Make Your Outdoor Adventure Ocean-friendly

Posted On June 9, 2016 by

Summer is here and we are all eager to get outside. The beach is calling your name. Coasts all over the world are home to some of the best vacation spots, so get outdoors and have some fun! When you’re out on the water or relaxing on the beach, here are some tips and activities you can do to help keep the ocean a healthy place for humans to enjoy and a safe habitat for marine wildlife.

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18 Million Fewer Pounds of Trash in Our Ocean: This Year’s Ocean Trash Index Has Arrived

Posted On May 26, 2016 by

Once again, the time has come to share the results of last year’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)! This is an especially exciting year for the Ocean Trash Index because we’re celebrating the Cleanup’s 30th anniversary!

Each year, I’m amazed by the number of people who care about the health of our ocean. During the 2015 ICC, 791,336 people removed 18,062,911 pounds of trash from 25,188 miles of coast around the world. These volunteers collected trash on their local beaches and waterways and provided Ocean Conservancy with a snapshot of the most persistent forms of trash found along the beaches and waterways that’s impacting our ocean.

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Join Us For a Day of Action to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Posted On December 4, 2012 by

Just over a month has passed since Hurricane Sandy rattled the Northeast, and locals are still feeling its dramatic impact. Between devastated shorelines, homes and businesses along the East Coast, Sandy continues to affect millions of Americans.

With many beaches still reeling from the hurricane, Ocean Conservancy is teaming up with Clean Ocean Action to partake in an ocean cleanup along the waterfront at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York on December 8.

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