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  • Dick Brightman

Event Highlight: ICC 2021

Every year KNHB, along with many other organizations, participates in the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas initiative. This event is hosted in over 150 countries around the world, inspired by a community desire for clean coastlines. In 2020, despite many challenges, New Hanover County was able to organize volunteers at multiple locations to collect 400+ lbs of trash and recycling. These collections were documented using a program called Clean Swell, the world’s largest database of marine debris. Using this information, The Ocean Conservancy is able to create the Ocean Trash Index to track marine debris all across the globe. To learn more about Trash Free Seas and the Ocean Trash Index please visit For more information about Keep New Hanover Beautiful’s ICC event locations please visit our events page!

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