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Bartram's River Cleanup

Bartram's River Cleanup

Philadelphia, PA
July 26, 2011

On Tuesday, July 26, Sea Shepherd Philadelphia joined forces with Philadelphia-based organization United By Blue for a monthly river clean up. United By Blue is a organization which balances the sales of their organic cotton T-shirts and tote bags to coordinate ocean beach clean-ups around America. For each shirt or bag purchased, one pound of marine debris is said to be collected. Brian Linton the creator of this group, believes that, "Because the oceans are so vast and deep, consumers have the mentality of 'out of sight, out of mind' and this needs to change."

The clean up took place on the river's edge, at Bartram's Garden, one of the oldest living botanical gardens in the US. Leading the team for Sea Shephered Philadelphia were volunteers Simmone Bray and Biaggo Comeriato. Thanks to the help of all the compassionate volunteers that came along to lend a hand, the total weight of trash picked up off the banks of the river that day was 352 lbs!

Simmone Bray (Background) and volunteer Alyssa picking up trash from the rivers edge.Simmone Bray (Background) and volunteer Alyssa picking up trash from the rivers edge.
Biaggo Comeriato, Simmone Bray and volunteers: Seth, Justin, Shauna, Christina and Jess, showing off some of the trash picked up that day.Biaggo Comeriato, Simmone Bray and volunteers: Seth, Justin, Shauna, Christina and Jess, showing off some of the trash picked up that day.
Biaggo ComeriatoBiaggo Comeriato
After a lot of hard work 352 lbs of trash were picked up that evening!After a lot of hard work, 352 lbs of trash were picked up that evening!
Simmone Bray is happy to be cleaning up the river!Simmone Bray is happy to be cleaning up
the river!

 

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