Coastal Cleanup / Volunteers

2012 Coastal Cleanup Data is in!

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.

Seaside Park cleanup volunteers in Bridgeport

Seaside Park cleanup volunteers in Bridgeport

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.

Volunteers from a cleanup at Silver Sands State Park in Milford in March

Volunteers from a cleanup at Silver Sands State Park in Milford in March

Cleanup of Cummings Beach in Stamford for ICC

Cleanup of Cummings Beach in Stamford

Farm River Cleanup in Branford

Farm River Cleanup in Branford

Lighthouse Point Park cleanup in New Haven

Lighthouse Point Park cleanup in New Haven

Ocean Beach cleanup in New London

Ocean Beach cleanup in New London

Boy Scouts picking up trash at Gulf Beach in Milford

Boy Scouts picking up trash at Gulf Beach in Milford

Here is the breakdown of the cleanup season by county:

Fairfield County

  • 25 cleanups
  • 1,277 volunteers
  • 6,567 pounds of trash picked up
  • 21.25 miles cleaned

Middlesex County

  • 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

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