#DontTrashLISound Campaign Aims to #ProtectOurWildlife

The Long Island Sound Study and its partners are encouraging the Long Island Sound community to #DontTrashLISound! View the social media posts about the problem of debris in the Sound and on its beaches on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds or at the LISS  media center beginning  Aug. 3, 2020.

In 2019, summer camp students from the YWCA in New Britain, and Taraea Ellis, second from left, school-aged teacher at the YWCA, held up stickers they received while visiting Lighthouse Point Park from the “Don’t Trash Long Island Sound – Break the Single Use Plastic Habit” campaign kickoff. Judy Benson / Connecticut Sea Grant see news article.

The Long Island Sound Study’s 2020 #DontTrashLISound social media campaign starts Aug.3. The campaign aims to educate people on the threat to the Sound wildlife when disposable plastic bags, bottles, straws, and other plastics end up on the shore or in the water. The social media posts include messages to encourage residents to bring reusable bags and bottles to their favorite Long Island Sound beach, park, and Stewardship Area.  Featured content includes posts displaying images from the popular “Protect Our Wildlife” sticker series, and plastic trash-related articles and graphics. There also will be posts on the new problem during the Covid-19 pandemic of Personal Protective Equipment (e.g., disposable masks and gloves) that are being found on the ground and beaches. Expect about three to four posts a week through the first week of September. Protect #LISound  Break the Single-Use Plastic Habit, and Please, #DontTrashLISound.

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