International Coastal Clean Up 2014

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.

The activist is the man who cleans up the river.  -Ross Perot

 

The Friends of Tamanend Park teamed up with the Ocean Conservancy on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM to participate in the 2013 annnual International Coastal Cleanup. Gloves and trash bags were supplied to all of the volunteers and light refreshments were available.  All of the debris was weighed and the information sent to the Pennsylvania Clean Ways Committee which will enter the data to the ICC.  Join us for 2014.  Families, scout troops and citizens are all welcome to help with the cleanup.  

 

You may be wondering what Tamanend Park has to do with the Atlantic Ocean.  Well, we have a stream running through the park.  This is considered an inland waterway and the water in it eventually reaches the ocean bringing along with it polluted runoff to become marine debris.  The health of all our rivers, streams, tributaries and lakes, and eventually the ocean depends on the efforts of all our citizens. The following photos are courtesy of photographer, Mark Keefer, from Patch.com.    

 

 

Linda DeLuca instructs volunteers
Checking out the stream.
Shirlee Sherman, Park Secretary, helped volunteers sign up.
Volunteers planning strategy.
Linda DeLuca discusses progress at the Clean- Up.
Mike Barnes and his granddaughter, Willow, volunteered at the Park.