What’s your favorite kind of beach? Some beaches near coral reefs have pink sand. Others near volcanoes have black sand, and still others have red sand or green sand or even purple sand. Every beach is unique, because every beach has a different tide, latitude, longitude, and chemical makeup.
At BeachHouse.com, our favorite kind of beach is a clean beach. That’s why this year we’re encouraging all of our vacationers, homeowners, and employees to participate in beach cleanup initiatives worldwide. Not only are dirty, trashy beaches unsightly and un-fun to visit, they pose a huge threat to local marine wildlife and can even pose health concerns to human beings.
This September 15 is International Coast Cleanup Day. Starting at 9 AM and running till 12 noon, volunteers will meet at beaches all over the United State to remove trash and other debris to keep our beaches clean. Sand in a dirty beach can have bottle caps, cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even dead animals that can poison the water and make the beach a much less beautiful place to stay.
Beach Cleanup crews will be provided with reusable and eco-friendly tools to pick up and dispose of trash. At some locations rakes and shovels may be used to sift through the sand.
Do you love clean beaches too? Consider participating in or donating to a local beach cleanup event! It’s a great way to give back to the community and to show your love for the coast.
For more information, check out the website for the Ocean Conservancy here.
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