fish food?

DYK that June is National Oceans Month? Even though it’s technically over, you can still help stop one of our biggest aquatic issues– the tons of plastic waste that travels from streams and rivers into the seas and stomachs of ocean wildlife.

Here are a couple of easy ways you can keep plastics out of our waters:

1. Reduce single-use plastics: common ocean waste includes cigarette butts, take out packaging & food wrappers, beverage bottles & bottle caps, straws and plastic bags.

2. Don’t be trashy: dispose responsibly and reduce, reuse, and recycle when possible. Garbage travels!

3. Pick it up: sometimes I’m a beach cleanup crew of one but it all counts!

cleaner than you found it

DYK that water and wind can carry trash hundreds of miles? Plastic bags and other garbage can easily┬átravel along streams, rivers, and other waterways to their ultimate resting place in the oceans. So take your waste when you leave recreational areas. Go one step greener by leaving nature cleaner than you found it. Those of us who come after you give you a big thank you in advance- and we’ll try to do the same thing!