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St. Pete Ocean Sweep-Social Distancing Underwater & Beach Clean-up. Calling all WATER WARRIORS

Calling all WATER WARRIORS; Divers, Boaters and Beach Lovers to Unite. Practice social distancing while cleaning up your local environment!

Impacting more than 600 marine species, 8-million metric tons of plastic are dumped into the Oceans each year. Pollution in the world's oceans is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time.

Celebrate World Oceans Day 2020 by Becoming a WATER WARRIOR

There are many forms of Pollution we must be conscious of. If we are to Restore the Benthic (floor of the Ocean) Layer not only must we monitor for toxic run offs, we must be mindful of what debris ends up in our waterways. Micro-plastics: "Ingested microplastic particles can physically damage organs and leach hazardous chemicals—from the hormone-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA) to pesticides—that can compromise immune function and stymie growth and reproduction. ...Microplastics in the water we drink and the air we breathe can also hit humans directly." Together we can remove the excessive amount of micro-plastics, cut lines and weights from the water, which are endangering marine life. I believe that WE are the movement. Help inspire conservation in our next generation. St. Pete Ocean Sweep is a fundraiser for our Camp Coral, Due to Coranavirus (Covid-19) our fundraising event is being rescheduled. We need your support, join us by sending in a video or photo of your TRASH TREASURE from Monday June 8, 2020 to Support our Virtual Social Distancing Cleanup.

6 Tips: To Avoid Microplastics

  1. Filter Your Tap Water.

  2. Avoid Plastic Containers.

  3. Avoid Beauty Products With Microbeads.

  4. Air Dry Your Clothes.

  5. Try To Limit Eating Meat & Fish. ...

  6. Stick With Non-Synthetic Clothing Fibers.

Calling All Water Warriors

Lily is constantly picking up trash on our outings. This is her last week 4/22/2020 Earth Day on our last stop of the day!

Primary microplastics are small plastic particles that are intentionally manufactured in this size for use in cosmetic products or as abrasives. Secondary microplastics result when larger plastic products – such as plastic bags, bottles or fishing nets –break down into smaller plastic pieces.

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