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Coastal Cleanup Day Schedule

Coastal Cleanup Day Schedule

It seems like every week, there’s an article or post about pollution in the ocean. I grew up swimming in a pond on my grandparents’ property in Vermont and rarely had to worry about people leaving trash around the pond or in the streams that fed the pond. I was luckier than I knew. Since then I’ve seen, swum, rafted, hiked, sailed and dove in some amazing places around the world. I’ve also seen and lived in some of the harshest deserts in the world where clean water only comes in a plastic bottle. I understand how important clean water is to all of us.

At least once a month, I’ll go for a walk and pick up trash along the way because it all ends up in the ocean eventually. This year I’m going a step further and hosting a coastal cleanup in Lago di Barcis, Italy (and hopefully many other global locations).
Wanderonomy Coastal Cleanup

Coastal Cleanup Details:

  • 0800-1200 15September
  • Lago di Barcis – Park near the Italian Restaurant
  • Trash bags will be provided
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided
  • First aid kit will be available
  • Email cj@wanderonomy.com to confirm your volunteer location, number of volunteers you are bringing or questions
  • Recommend you bring reusable gardening or work gloves
  • Recommend you wear a hat and sunscreen!
  • Recommend you wear water shoes or appropriate footwear
  • Recommend you bring a reusable water bottle
  • Recommend you bring a friend or three!

To purchase your own trash bags or gear, please use the affiliate links below:
Trash bag (all three colors)
Gardening gloves (3 pack)
Blue Lizard Waterproof Reef Safe Sunscreen

If you are busy on 15Sep, you can do a coastal cleanup any time that works for you.

Enjoy some of our favorite water photos from around the world

Toilet Bowls and Sinks Yolanda Wreck Ras Muhammed National Park Sharm el Sheik, Egypt 2001
Some things will not decompose for thousands of years including these toilet bowls and sinks are from the Yolanda Wreck 1980, Ras Muhammed National Park Sharm el Sheik, Egypt 2001.

SS Thistlegorm wreck dive Ras Muhammed National Park Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt 2001
SS Thistlegorm was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and is now a well-known diving site. This tire may take hundreds of years to decompose.

Blue Spotted Ray Ras Muhammed National Park Sharm el Sheik, Egypt 2001
A friendly blue spotted stingray in Ras Muhammed National Park Sharm el Sheik, Egypt.

Beach Zanzibar, Tanzania
An idylic beach on Zanzibar, Tanzania November 2004

Colca Canyon Peru June 2004
In places where water is scarce, it is that much more important, one of those is Colca Canyon, Peru.

Great Falls National Park, MD June 2005
My favorite hiking spot in the Washington, DC area is the Maryland side of Great Falls National Park.

Seven Sisters Great Ocean Road Victoria, Australia 2007
A collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

Lady Gallant Shipwreck, Bimini, Bahamas
The Lady Gallant Shipwreck in Bimini, Bahamas.

Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland April 2013
The Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland is amazing any time of year.

Driving on a flooded road Lake Ohrid, Macedonia June 2014Driving on a flooded road Lake Ohrid, Macedonia June 2014

View of Frenchman’s Bay from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park Bar Harbor, Maine July 2016.

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