Delaware -(Ammoland.com)- Online volunteer registration is now open for the 29th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 190.
Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. This year, nearly 50 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties are targeted for volunteers to scour and make cleaner.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register on the DNREC website to ensure enough supplies are packed for each site. To pre-register, go to www.dnrec.delaware.gov/CoastalCleanup. Pre-registration will close on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at close of business.
At last year’s Coastal Cleanup, 1,805 dedicated volunteers from civic organizations, youth groups, businesses and families collected 3.5 tons of trash from 46 sites along Delaware’s shorelines and tributaries. About one-third of that trash – mostly aluminum cans and plastic bottles – was recycled.Volunteers’ more unusual finds included chopsticks, a laundry basket, runner’s race number tag, electric saber saw, …read more