Sep 08

Join SeaWorld Orlando For Trash Free Seas: 2011 International Coastal Cleanup Saturday, September 17

Do you care about the environment and the mammals who call it home? Then come join SeaWorld Orlando for the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17, at Canaveral National Seashore. You can help turn the tide by joining other concerned citizens around the globe while enjoying a day at the beach and potentially saving the lives of countless animals at the same time.

Last year, more than 600,000 volunteers collected more than 8.6 million pounds of trash in 114 countries during the 2010 International Coastal Cleanup – the world's largest volunteer effort for ocean health.

SeaWorld animal experts are on call 365 days a year to rescue and rehabilitate ill and injured animals. Unfortunately, human carelessness is often the cause of many of the injures our animal experts encounter, such as a pelican entangled in fishing line or a critically ill sea turtle that accidentally ate a floating plastic bag (that looks like a jellyfish). Many of these injuries could be prevented if more people would follow this simple rule: “Don’t trash where you splash.”

Come out and help SeaWorld team members as we help clean up the Canaveral National Seashore’s 24 miles of undisturbed beach. Meet us at 9 a.m. at the first parking area at Playalinda Beach for a day of fun while making a difference for the environment.

Please remember to wear sunscreen as well as hats, sunglasses and bug repellant. And after this great day, post your pics on Facebook at Facebook.com/SeaWorld for everyone to see.

For more information regarding the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup or to volunteer at a beach near you please visit www.oceanconservancy.org