"250 Volunteers Removed 500 Pounds of Trash on Rockaway Beach in New York – World Beach Rescue Day"
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, longtime partners Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and the Surfrider Foundation kicked off World Beach Rescue Day in New York City alongside 250 volunteers.
World Beach Rescue Day, a global beach clean up effort to raise awareness about coastal conservation, will henceforth be celebrated every second Saturday of July. The event underscores the importance of how little acts of conservation can make a positive global impact.
On Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 11 countries around the world joined forces to eliminate waste from our shorelines. In the U.S., volunteers in Rockaway Beach, NYC removed more than 500 pounds of trash from the beach, and then celebrated their efforts with some wine and bubbly.
To view photos from cleanups around the world, please check out the hashtag, #WorldBeachRescueDay. For every use of this tag, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will donate $1 to the Surfrider Foundation up to $100,000.
Additional details below:
WHO: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, fun, flavorful and affordable wines and bubblies and Surfrider NYC Chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
The Bungalow Bar Beach 92nd Street Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 Hosted by the Surfrider Foundation
Additional clean ups took place in Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom