Video: Volunteers Plan to Clean Absecon Back Bay in Honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – In honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day over the weekend, several shore towns will be teaming up to clean up the back bays. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, volunteers are needed to help remove debris and trash from the Absecon Island back bays and it's not too late to join them. Debris and trash such as soda cans, plastic bags, and fishing gear have the potential to injure and even kill marine life. And it can even interfere with navigation safety, which poses a threat to human health. Volunteers are invited to participate on land and on water. Motor boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and walking shoes are just a few means of transportation encouraged. Staging areas have been set up where officials will hand out maps of areas that need attention. For details on where to meet, you can visit their Facebook page.