Bronx volunteers join global efforts to cleanup coastal waters

From Germany to the Bronx, volunteers help take the trash out of global waters during the 20th annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).

More than 150 volunteers gathered in Pelham Bay to beautify Bronx waters and help find solutions to trash problems. The ICC creates records on every single piece of trash collected. The information collected is then sent to The Ocean Conservancy and the American Littoral Society, both sponsor the event. From the data collected, researchers hope to find ways to reduce pollution.

In 2004, 7,705 volunteers across New York covered 350 miles of the empire state?s shoreline and removed more than 215,000 pounds of trash.

Related Link:International Coastal Cleanup

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