We've endeavored to provide you everything you need to hold a cleanup, from preparatory lessons through cleanup materials, to data analysis. Participating schools are NOT required to do pre- and post-lessons, but these can help illuminate the impact of a cleanup and tie it into your education standards.
Just like water, trash can move through a watershed, down streets, through storm drains, creeks and rivers, and eventually out to a lake or the ocean. Preventing and removing litter in school yards and neighborhoods is stopping marine debris before it happens! You may not have the sound of the surf in your ears, but you are taking very important action to protect our coast and ocean and the creatures that depend on a healthy ecosystem to survive.
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