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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:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/acuagreen/sets/72157624697120088/



 
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