Ocean Hour is a project organized and managed by Cleanpeace. Each Saturday they select a location and clean solid waste for one hour. This weekend they will be cleaning at Ft. Pickens. Meet at the Langdon Beach pavilion at 8:45 AM if you would like to help.
With the assistance from interns with the Escambia County Marine Resources Division – Cleanpeace has been providing Sea Grant with data on the top three items collected each week. Currently the top three items are (1) cigarette butts, (2) food wrappers, and (3) plastic and glass beverage containers. Some of these objects are ingested by, or entangle, marine life. Help us educate others on some of the problems that OCEAN HOUR is encountering. The solutions are simple… dispose of your garbage in one of the many trash/recycle containers provided and do not leave your butts on the beach.
Cleanpeace and others will be involved in a film / discussion about plastics in the ocean. This event, Plastic Paradise – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is sponsored by EarthEthics and will be shown at the historic Imogene Theater in downtown Milton. The program is next Tuesday night and begins at 5:30 PM.