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    Think Globally, Act Locally
    August 28, 2016 8:29 pm  
    Think Globally, Act Locally

    Keep Islip Clean volunteers do a superb job of improving environmental health with litter cleanup projects held throughout the year, but the upcoming International Coastal Cleanup offers a rare opportunity to turn these local efforts into worldwide action.

    Volunteers concerned about the marine environment are encouraged to register for the ICC  through KIC and learn how to accurately note important details about litter and debris on data cards created by the Ocean Conservancy in Washington. The information gleaned from local waterway cleanups will be added to similar reports collected from around the world as part of a global initiative to track pollution trends. Groups can work along land adjacent to water or by boat.

    “Beaches are the most popular locations chosen by volunteers,” said Nancy Cochran, Executive Director of KIC.  “However, the ICC is most effective when a variety of waterways are included in the tally, so I hope people will give some thought to choosing alternate locations, like streams and wetlands.”

    The main cleanup date is Saturday, September 17th. Keep Islip Clean provides data collection material, instructions and cleanup supplies. Volunteers should contact KIC at 631-224-2627 or keepislipclean@optonline.net to register for this important event.

    Keep Islip Clean Volunteers collected data as they picked up litter in the Brook Street wetlands in Islip during last year’s International Coastal Cleanup

    Keep Islip Clean, a certified affiliate of the national organization Keep America Beautiful, is a not-for-profit, 501c3, community service organization.

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