The Town of Windsor and Russian Riverkeeper have joined forces to host a Trash Cleanup Party honoring this year’s Earth Day theme: Ending Plastic Pollution.
There has never been a greater need to end the growing plastic pollution problem than today. Right now, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch spans the ocean waters from the west coast of North America to Japan, covering 7.7 million square miles. This garbage patch formed and continues to grow largely due to plastic litter, which does not biodegrade, but simply breaks down into smaller pieces called “microplastics.” A National Geographic magazine article reported that, “Scientists have collected up to 750,000 bits of microplastic in a single square kilometer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—that’s about 1.9 million bits per square mile. Most of this debris comes from plastic bags, bottle caps, plastic water bottles, and Styrofoam cups.” These microplastics threaten all the marine life that live in our oceans.
With this information in mind, the event will target trash cleanup around the Town Green, nearby shopping centers, and along Starr Road. The Town of Windsor and Russian Riverkeeper will be handling trash disposal, as well as outfitting everyone with vests, trash grabbers, gloves, and bags. The event will proceed rain or shine, so everyone is encouraged to dress accordingly. For the sake of our environment, take part in the movement that ends plastic pollution.
What: Trash Cleanup Party honoring Earth Day
Where: The Gazebo on the Town Green, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, CA
When: Saturday, April 21 at 8:30am
Questions? Email your Town Storm Water Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.