Gulf Islands National Seashore extends along the Florida and Mississippi coastlines, comprised of barrier islands and important shoreline beaches and habitat. As their borders touch the Gulf of Mexico and intracoastal waterways, these beautiful ecosystems can become an accidental catchment for a range of marine debris, including plastics, cigarette butts, and more. To celebrate Earth Month, Boys and Girls Club members teamed up with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, United Way, the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Department, and Saltwater Restaurants, Inc. to remove as much refuse as they could find.
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That is a very good effort. We do that here sometimes in the Clearwater area. It is good to keep as much plastic out of the ocean as possible.