For 15 years, Asbury Woods has been aiding the efforts of the International Coastal Cleanup at the watersheds surrounding Brown’s Farm.
The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup was founded 30 years ago, and over 100 countries across the world have communities that participate. For over three decades, more than 12 million volunteers have collected over 220 million pounds of trash. The annual event, which falls on September 21 this year, is a day for communities to clean local watersheds and log the amount and type of debris being picked up. These numbers go into an international log to showcase the amount of litter being left in waterways to bring awareness to the issue of littering across the world.
Asbury Woods will be working with volunteers on September 21 to clean up the watersheds surrounding Brown’s Farm. As a part of the International Coastal Cleanup, data will be collected about the amount and type of litter being discovered across the property to add to the international log.
A new app called “Clean Swell” has been developed to encourage people to address this problem within their personal lives, interested participants can log their collection through the app to contribute to the efforts of the International Coastal Cleanup year-round.
“Understanding that all of our waterways are connected means knowing how important it is to keep them clean. Maintenance of our portion is essential to making sure the waterways across the county are clean and healthy. We appreciate all the volunteers who have helped us during this yearly cleanup,” Melissa Martin, Education and Program Coordinator.