The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is in need of volunteers to help the aquarium’s clean-up effort aimed to help save wildlife and improve the environment.
The public is asked to lend a hand at The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, along with the American Littoral Society’s annual September International Coastal Cleanup on Sunday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Through this effort, the aquarium aims to help make Coney Island’s shoreline a little cleaner. Volunteers will help collect debris left along Coney Island shores. According to the New York Aquarium, the debris that includes different types of plastic pose significant problems for wildlife, fishing, human health, tourism, water quality and marine ecosystems.
“A beach clean-up is a prime activity for learning about the marine environment, its value to people and wildlife, threats to its productivity and the actions people can take to improve it. Coastal property and waterways are valuable not only for human recreation but also as essential habitat for wildlife,” stated the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in a statement. “Participating in a cleanup helps people see that the choices they make directly impact the environment — recycling, advocating for less use of plastic and less packaging, reusing items instead of discarding them – all have a positive effect on the environment.”
For those interested, visit The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium.