The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. A day spent with family and friends, picnicking, barbecuing and relaxing, perhaps at home, the park or a beach, then capped off with the signature fireworks display. A day to enjoy!
In our enjoyment and celebration we often become neglectful of how our choices impact our environment and the others that dwell in it. Plastic pollution kills more than one million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and turtles a year, and it is estimated that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the ocean will out weigh the fish. July 5th is historically the dirtiest day on the beach contributing to this. The day after we celebrate our Independence.
This year, please join Reef and Surfrider Foundation in their efforts to change July 5th to the cleanest day on the beach. Recognize how your choices can make a difference to marine life and our oceans everyday. If posting on social media use #RestoreYourShore on your in-feed posts and Reef will donate $5 to Surfrider Foundation to support the Better Beach Alliance. Together we can!