Join a Cleanup Tashonna's Story

Together we can turn the tide on trash

One big challenge facing our oceans is trash. Cleaning up the coast helps protect sea turtles, birds, marine mammals and their habitat. The items we collect show us what’s trashing our coastal treasures—from plastics to cigarettes to balloons.

Once I got out to the National Seashore, I loved it. That’s what made me believe I could make a change, because I overcame a fear of going out and doing something I had never done before.

Tashonna found out about Coastal Stewards through friends at school. She joined to help protect the land, water and wildlife of the Maryland coast.

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