Make a Difference Days

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. –Dr. Seuss

Sunday, October 5, 2014
11 am – 2 pm
Cove Island Park, Stamford

Sign up today to make a difference: Change the world one beach at a time.

Volunteers are invited to participate in International Coastal Clean-up Day at Cove Island Park. These clean-ups are critical for protecting habitats of birds and marine life that often mistake a small piece of trash or debris for food, which can lead to their death.

This is a perfect opportunity for families and friends to protect and enhance Cove Island Park. The day includes a beach and park clean-up and demonstrations at the Center on why debris and trash are harmful to marine animals and sea birds.

Meet at the SoundWaters Coastal Education Center at Cove Island Park on Weed Avenue and Cove Road. SoundWaters will supply gloves, bags and forms to record what is picked up. The information is sent to a global data base. For more information, visit www. soundwaters.org or call 203-406-3302.

SoundWaters Make a Difference Days are perfect for high school environmental clubs, service organizations and individuals, as well as volunteers of all ages.

SPRING: The Spring event at the SoundWaters Center focuses on the annual migration of horseshoe crabs, which come up on our local beaches to spawn and lay their eggs. SoundWaters is a partner with Project Limulus, a research initiative through Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, to track and tag horseshoe crabs from year to year. SoundWaters provides education about the horseshoe crab and its importance to the ecology of Long Island Sound, and training and field experience in tagging these fascinating creatures. In addition, volunteers participate in a coastal clean-up, which is critical to protecting the habitat for the horseshoe crabs.

FALL: The Fall coastal clean-up takes place at local beaches and includes education on the importance of keeping coastal habitats and Long Island Sound free of floatable debris, which can harm, and even cause deaths of birds and marine life. Participants will record each and every item they pick up. This information is collated and sent to state and international data bases of the International Coastal Clean-up Day, which attracts thousands of volunteers worldwide.