According to the EPA, various marine debris negatively impact our world in several ways: environmentally, when plastic bags and other debris are ingested by marine life or local birds, they are often killed, sickened, or become caught within the debris which may inhibit their growth; economically, the local economy can suffer from loss of tourism dollars and fishing revenue; personally, beachgoers are unfortunately injured every year by sharp objects left behind or washed up on the shore.
Terrapin Foundation works to fight this damage by holding our Annual Terrapin Foundation Beach Clean-Up Day. In July 2014, for the fifth year in a row, dedicated volunteers gathered at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. We cleaned up the beach area along Soundview Drive, loading dozens of garbage bags with glass, plastic bags, aluminum cans, barbed wire, large pieces of wood and metal and many other objects.
Keeping our neighborhoods and our environment clean and safe is an important part of the foundation’s mission. We plan to be back next year. Please join us! We’ll keep you updated here and on our social media sites with the 2015 date and details.
We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions or want to help with the beach clean-up, please fill out the email form below and someone will contact you shortly.