NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Some amazing numbers being released from the 2013 coastal cleanup.
1,554 volunteers with Save The Sound cleaned 8,756 pounds of trash from 44 of our state’s beaches.
“Each year, we’re inspired by the dedication of our volunteers who take to the beaches, alongside thousands upon thousands of others across the globe, to ensure beaches and marshes everywhere are healthy for people and wildlife alike,” said Leah Lopez Schmalz, director of legislative and legal affairs at Save the Sound.
According to the Save the ‘Sound organization, ocean trash threatens the economy, environment and overall health. They say marine dangers can expose wildlife to dangerous levels of toxins which then can be transferred up the food chains to humans.