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Join the International Coastal Cleanup!

This Saturday, September 16, marks the 32nd International Coastal Cleanup, a day dedicated to combating pollution in our waterways. 

Published September 14, 2017

For the past 32 years, nearly 12 million volunteers have participated in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). During last year’s event alone, volunteers around the world collected more than 18 million pounds of trash and covered enough miles to walk around the moon twice! 

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The National Aquarium is a proud participant and the Maryland State Coordinator for the ICC. This means that the Aquarium acts as a coordinating body for all ICC events in Maryland, assists with plastic pollution education and promotes cleanup events in collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy. 

You can get involved with the ICC wherever you are! As an international event, volunteers can get involved with cleanups around the world. Find an ICC event near you—or plan your own!

 
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