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NSU Oceanography Students to Participate in International Coastal Cleanup

NSU Oceanographic Center graduate students organizers and participants at the coastal cleanup in Sept. 2009.

Students from NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) will participate in the 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 25. Following last year’s success, the students will again be organizing the cleanup efforts at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.  Every year, the Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental group based in Washington, D.C., leads more than half a million people in 100 countries to remove millions of pounds of trash and debris from beaches and waterways around the world. The volunteers also collect data on what they find. The OC students are a part of this effort.

Participants cleaning the beach at John U. Lloyd State Park in Sept. 2009.

Last year, the NSU community joined  OC students and volunteers  to haul an impressive 951 pounds of trash and flotsam from John U. Lloyd Beach State Park. More than 400 volunteers gathered at the park in Dania Beach to participate in the clean up.

To participate in this year’s clean up, please register at www.oceanconservancy.org . If you are part of a group that wishes to clean a certain area together, each individual must sign up on the Ocean Conservancy website, as well as emailing Stephanie Healey at shealey@nova.edu with the name of your group and the number of people who will be participating. You will be designated a specific area of the beach to clean. The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.