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You Can Help Keep the Coast Clean

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You Can Help Keep the Coast Clean

Friday, August 10, 2018

If you spend time in, on, or near the ocean—heck, if you read the news, you know: we have a trash problem.

So much plastic is ending up in the ocean that in just a few years, the Ocean Conservancy predicts that we may end up with a pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish in the sea.

This reality hits home for Maine Coast Heritage Trust on the miles of conserved coastline we steward, and which we often find littered with plastic and other kinds of trash.

Keeping the coast clean is a challenge, especially on island preserves which are harder to get to. Between the costs for materials and disposal of trash, gas for the boat, and staff time to organize a clean-up event, it costs around $775 to clean up a beach.

MCHT is all about protecting special places on the coast, opening them up to you, and caring for those lands so you can enjoy them (ideally, trash free).

Thankfully, MCHT has a team of eight stewards and seasonal staff working up and down the coast and lots of volunteers who pitch in to keep the coast clean.
 

But when it comes down to it, your support makes this work possible.

Will you pitch in with a gift to keep the coast clean?

On August 22, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is attempting to raise $10,000 towards this effort—that’s enough to clean about 13 Maine beaches.

Let’s make it happen!

Don’t want to wait to until August 22 to make your gift?

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“When it comes down to it, your support makes this work possible.”

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