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SABA GB Community Service Event: Winthrop Beach Cleanup

Sunday, September 7, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Winthrop Beach - Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop, MA


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 as possible.

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 (



Joseph McKenzie


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