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      #DontTrashLISound
Campaign Looks at Preventing Plastic Waste in
Long Island Sound


 

View  the social media posts at the LISS  media center beginning  Aug. 2. New  posts will be added after they are published on LISS’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

LISS’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and this website are hosting Long Island Sound Study’s second #DontTrashLISound summer social media campaign. This year’s focus is to “Break the Single-Use Plastic Habit.” It aims to educate people on the threat disposable plastic bags, bottles, straws, and other plastics have to the Sound’s wildlife when these plastics end up on beaches and other shoreline habitats, and in the water. The campaign will encourage people to bring reusable bags and bottles to their favorite Long Island Sound beach, park, and Stewardship Area.  Featured content includes posts displaying a “Protect Our Wildlife” sticker series, a video of the week with a selected  video from around the world documenting the plastic waste problem, and plastic trash-related articles and graphics. Expect about four posts a week through Sept. 14, the day before  International Coastal Cleanup Day when volunteers from all over the world, including along the shoreline of  Long Island Sound, conduct beach cleanups in their communities. Protect #LISound  Break the Single-Use Plastic Habit, and Please, #DontTrashLISound.

The campaign started with a kickoff beach cleanup event at Bluff Point
State Park on Aug. 1. See news release.

Stewardship Days!

Want to Volunteer for a Beach Cleanup? Check out these websites.

Actions

Interested in trying do something about the Trash problem? These groups can help you get involved.  

Did You Know?

Clean Water Act

The law that establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into waters of the United States. The Clean Water Act prohibits unpermitted discharges of any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters and recognizes the critical problems posed by nonpoint source pollution. Section 320 of the Clean Water Act directs EPA to develop plans for attaining or maintaining water quality in estuaries. This includes protection of public water supplies and the protection and propagation of a balanced, indigenous population of shellfish, fish, and wildlife, and allows recreational activities in and on the water.

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