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Garbage Mentality

Posted on Jul 19, 2015

It is one cup left on one rock in front of one ocean, and it certainly looks insignificant in this photo, but does the Atlantic really need one more piece of trash? If you are heading to the shore to fish, swim, build sandcastles, enjoy the wildlife, whatever your day may be, please do not leave anything behind. Every little bit does count. I am continually astounded at how many people trash their trash wherever they please around any open water as if the endless horizon will simply swallow it up, and I plan on making this more of a point going forward given all that we at RTPI do to help life in waterways like the Chadakoin River, the Great Lakes, Long Island Sound, plus the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The pollution is endless, and it is entirely preventable. It’s 2015…let’s throw away the garbage mentality.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator