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Shoreline Cleanup Underway

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Volunteers will be fanning out along the Connecticut shore to clean up 31 sites as part of the International Coastal Cleanup.

Organizer Save the Sound says 28 cleanups are planned Saturday and another three are set for Sunday from Norwalk to New London. International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday.

Save the Sound says there will be a total of 70 coastal cleanups this month and next month.

The organization says 1,500 volunteers at last year’s cleanup removed more than three tons of litter and debris.

Every piece of trash collected is included in the Ocean Conservancy’s annual index of marine debris. Ocean Conservancy coordinates the International Coastal Cleanup.

Last year worldwide, Ocean Conservancy says nearly 800,000 volunteers collected more than 18 million pounds of trash during the International Coastal Cleanup.

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