SABA GB is proud to announce it is hosting a community service event that
will take place at Winthrop Beach on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m., which will be followed by on site refreshments.
This event is open to the public so we welcome all SABA GB members,
friends and family alike, to join in and help to keep Massachusetts' coastline
clean and beautiful.
Since 1987, volunteers throughout Massachusetts have turned out for the
annual COASTSWEEP cleanup organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone
Management (CZM). Each September and October, thousands of volunteers collect
literally tons of trash from beaches, marshes, river banks and the seafloor.
Sources of marine debris include people littering, trash blowing out of trash
cans and cigarette butts washing into storm drains that connect to the ocean.
Marine debris is more than an eyesore, it can also directly harm sea life and
humans. Sea birds, seals and other animals can be choked, starved or poisoned
when they mistake debris for food, and wildlife can become entangled in nets,
bags, ropes and other trash. Beachgoers may injure themselves on pieces of
glass, wood or metal while swimming or walking on the sand. Debris also poses a
threat to navigation-propellers can become jammed with fishing line, boats can
be damaged by colliding with large pieces of debris and plastic can clog cooling
intakes. Because much of the trash collected each year comes from street litter,
it is easily preventable by always using secure trash bins and recycling as much
Please join SABA GB to collect and record trash and debris from the
coast. SABA GB will provide all the supplies needed! Just bring
yourself, some friends or your family!
To participate in the event and for more
information, please contact Hinna Upal (