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    08/11/10

    Tom Jones paddles into AC to bring awareness to plastics in the ocean

    The ACUA would like to thank everyone who came out and supported Tom Jones as he paddled into Atlantic City on August 9th to bring awareness to plastics in the ocean. Special thanks to all those at Plastic Free Ocean who have continued to bring attention to this cause, to Wyndham Green for sponsoring Tom's trip and helping plan the event, EarthCapades for the educational entertainment, and to all the environmental organizations that gave their time to show support:

    American Littoral Society – Mid Atlantic Chapter
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore
    Jacques Cousteau National estuarine research reserve
    Marine Mammal Stranding Center
    Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
    Clean Ocean Action
    Surfrider Foundation
    DEP Clean Marina Program
    Captain Joel Fogel from Waterwatch International

    The ACUA would also like to thank all the willing volunteers who participated in the beach cleanup that was held before Tom's arrival, and the Atlantic City Beach Patrol for helping Tom arrive safely.

    To view pictures from the event, follow this link:
    www.flickr.com