Keep Buckroe Beach Clean

  • Location
    Southampton, Virginia
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

The project focus is on the local beach and addressing the littering issue there. The beach is called Buckroe Beach and borders the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S. On any given day, hundreds of people visit the beach, yet few seem to respect it. Trash is left everywhere and there are only a few staff to clean it up. Evidently, a lot of it gets washed into the bay, harming it's fragile eco-system.

Our Plan

Members have come up with several ways to help educate the community on why they should care about the bay and why keeping the beach clean is so important. We organize bi-monthly beach cleanups for anyone to join, we go and talk to groups of children in schools and scout groups about marine litter and what they can do to help, and we have a table set up at the beach's farmers market that has educational material for kids, as well as adults, to learn about the bay and marine litter.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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The Benefit

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