Save the Sound’s coastal cleanup season has ended and we just finished tallying up our data for the year. It was a great year thanks to our wonderful volunteers.
Save the Sound coordinated 57 cleanups this year, including 39 in September and October as part of The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. As part of those cleanups, we brought together 2,450 volunteers from around the state who removed 16,310 pounds of trash from 57 miles of Connecticut beaches and riverfronts.
Here is the breakdown of the cleanup season by county:
- 25 cleanups
- 1,277 volunteers
- 6,567 pounds of trash picked up
- 21.25 miles cleaned
- 3 cleanups
- 99 volunteers
- 723 pounds of trash picked up
- 3.5 miles cleaned
New Haven County
- 21 cleanups
- 744 volunteers
- 7,983 pounds of trash picked up
- 20.3 miles cleaned
New London County
- 8 cleanups
- 330 volunteers
- 1,037 pounds of trash picked up
- 11.25 miles cleaned
Thanks again to our volunteers for helping to cleanup our shoreline. We look forward to working with you next season!
Posted by Rebecca Kaplan, director of communications for CFE/Save the Sound