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.
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.
New for 2020! The campaign this year will be including color your own activity booklets. Watch for these downloads in August.
Squid Activity Booklet
Want to Volunteer for a Beach Cleanup? Check out these websites.
Interested in trying do something about the Trash problem? These groups can help you get involved.
These links will help you learn more about the marine plastic problem:
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.