you know that it is against both Federal and State laws to throw any garbage in coastal
and inland waters?
Some Waterfront Wisdom:
- Keep your cigarette butts off the beach and out of the water.
More than 100,000 were picked up on Gulf beaches on one day last year!
- When purchasing refreshments, choose
recyclable containers (and recycle them!) instead of foamed cups with plastic lids and
- Take sandwiches and snacks from home in
reusable containers rather than in plastic food bags.
- Leave the beach a cleaner place than you found
it. Take a trash bag on your beach walk and carefully pick up litter.
- If you run a waterfront business, maintain
your garbage cans with lids and pick up debris before it gets in the water.
Want to do more - share this information with
a friend, and put up a "Stash Your Trash" poster in a public place for others to
see! Join in coastal and underwater cleanups, adopt-a beach programs, and the