This year Saturday September 19th is the coastal cleanup day, so mark your calendars. Along the Gulf Coast there are several ways to register to help.
In Florida, register through the Ocean Conservancy, www.oceanconservancy.org.
In Alabama, contact Alabama Coastal Cleanup: www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com.
In Mississippi, the date has been changed to October. Last year, Hurricane Gustav put a halt to the project and the date was changed. You can register to help at this link: http://www.masgc.org/cleanup/index.htm.
In Louisiana it’s called the Louisiana Beach Sweep and Inland Waterway Cleanup. Their site for signing up is: http://www.saveourlake.org/beach_sweep.htm.
And, in Texas, www.birderslounge.com/coastalcleanup2009 has a call for volunteers.
Surfrider Foundation, www.surfrider.org, also puts together groups to clean up beaches on September 19. Pick your group to join, or gather a group of friends and register with Ocean Conservancy in your area. Anyway you help out, you help out.
All Gulf Coast states but Mississippi will hold their clean up on September 19th starting at 8am. We’ll see you there.