Alabama Debris History
In 2017, more than 5,200 volunteers removed over 35,000 pounds of trash at the 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Also collected were more than 2,000 pounds of recycling thanks to the hard work and dedication of leaders and volunteers who implemented a new recycling partnership. Remarkably two Boy Scouts even found a large sum of cash and turned it in.VOLUNTEER NOW
What you can do everyday to prevent marine debrisThe Alabama Coastal Foundation works to make a positive impact on Alabama’s Coastal areas. They help to organize events like the Alabama Coastal Cleanup, National Esturaires Week, Leave Only Footprints, and the Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Data from the International Coastal Cleanup, gathered by The Ocean Conservancy, has shown us what we can do to help prevent the runoff of trash into local waterways.
Recycle used and discarded fishing line
To protect swimmers, divers, marine animals, and boat motors, please recycle your fishing line. Discarded monofilament fishing line takes more than 600 years before it starts to biodegrade, and putting it in the garbage will not keep it out of our local waterways. Recycle your fishing line at one of the White PVC Bins (Monofilamant and Recycling bins) located at the sites below.
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