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Clean Beaches Week

Published: June 23, 2014

Clean Beaches Week (July 1-7) is a celebration of healthy beaches in the USA. During Clean Beaches Week, U.S. organizations will be encouraging the public to get out and get active everyday by playing, surfing, fishing, walking, or reading during visits to the beach.

In the USA, over 150 coastal governors, mayors, and county commissions have issued proclamations in support of Clean Beaches Week.

In 2007, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed resolutions enacting Clean Beaches Week.

Beach Facts:

More than 180 million Americans visit the beach each year. Americans make 2 billion visits annually to ocean, gulf, and inland beaches.

The 4th of July is the biggest beach holiday in America, but also the day when most litter is left on American beaches.

During Clean Beaches Week, the public will be strongly urged to "leave no trace" of litter, only footprints at the beach.

The Clean Beaches Council (CBC) is the lead organization for Clean Beaches Week public awareness.

source: Clean Beaches Council