SAS News Update September 17 2011 Black Point Marina
Miami, September 17, 2011 -
Students at School for Advanced Studies Homestead showed their love for the environment on Saturday September 17, 2011 when the school's Environmental Club participated in the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup at the local Black Point Marina. Groups of dedicated students and other volunteers, armed with plastic gloves and trash bags, started a trek down the marina's jetty, a long path-like peninsula, and searched amidst the mangroves along the path, ventured carefully onto the rocks lining the shore, and braved the hot Florida sun while in search for any trash. Working together, students, with a reminder to "look before you lunge," kept a lookout for any insects or lose rocks, and collected everything from glass bottles and food containers, to old toys and buckets.
The Ocean Conservancy's Coastal Cleanups take place throughout the year, but these are made into grand events in the month of September, when people all around the globe simultaneously pick up trash along their nearby waterways. Each individual cleanup may be small, but when each community effort is added together, a massive cleanup ensues.