Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup in South Bethany


Volunteer registration to close Sept. 2

 

Volunteers are still needed and being encouraged to join the 32nd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines, as well as wetland and watershed areas.

Volunteers are being strongly encouraged to preregister online at https://de.gov/coastalcleanup to ensure enough supplies are readied for each Cleanup site. Preregistration will close Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Cleanup sites in Sussex County that still need additional volunteers include Slaughter Beach, the Lewes boat ramp, Deauville and South Bethany.

Delaware’s Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup — the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines, rivers, streams and lakes by volunteers. Information collected helps identify the source of the debris and focus efforts on eliminating or reducing it. For more information about the international effort, visit www.oceanconservancy.org.