Since you spent your winter and spring purchasing organic bags, super-soft, organic t-shirts, and artisan jewelry, we’ve spent our summer picking up trash from beaches and waterways in our backyard and around the country.
On April 27th, we hit the beaches of Cocoa Beach, FL with Eco Swim and Everything But Water, where volunteers picked up 128 pounds of trash.
On Community Day, Levi’s’ global day of community service, we headed to Cali for our first cross-country cleanup, removing 1,321 pounds of trash from Damon Slough on May 8th.
May 18th marked our 2nd Annual Subaru and UBB Cooper River Cleanup in Pennsauken, NJ, where volunteers picked up a truckload of trash-6,614 pounds in 3 hours.
At first glance the bays and beaches surrounding Cherry Grove Boat Launched appeared pristine, but Belk, Eco Swim, UBB and Guy Harvey pulled 589 pounds from House Creek in North Myrtle Beach on June 1st.
World Oceans Day on June 8th was spent picking up 794 pounds of trash from Casco Bay and beaches in Freeport, ME with volunteers and Horny Toad.
Since we love our Subarus so much, we ended June with a cleanup in Atlanta, GA with Half Moon Outfitters and Horny Toad and our hardworking volunteers picked up 1,575.1 pounds from Peachtree Creek.
Last but certainly not least, we’ve been busy with monthly cleanups throughout Philadelphia. Since March, we’ve picked up 1,065 pounds from Schuylkill River at Bartram’s Garden and Delaware River at Penn Treaty Park.
Our next cleanup is Tuesday, July 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at FDR Park at 1800 Pattison Ave. We’ll have snacks, water, supplies, games and giveaways waiting for you in South Philly’s natural oasis.