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In­ter­na­tional Coastal Cleanup Day is Satur­day

The Garden Island - - Front Page - Jes­sica Else

LIHUE — On Satur­day, peo­ple are needed to count cig­a­rette butts and tooth­brushes.

It’s the Ocean Con­ser­vancy’s In­ter­na­tional Coastal Cleanup Day, and world­wide peo­ple will be join­ing to­gether to pull trash from beaches and cat­a­logue it into a data­base.

“The idea is, we have a prob­lem with ma­rine de­bris, the first step is find­ing what the prob­lem is and how in­tense it is,” said Bar­bara Wei­d­ner, head of Kauai’s Surfrider Foun­da­tion Chap­ter. “By do­ing an an­nual, very de- ——— Vol­ume 113 Num­ber 258

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