Cruise for CleanerWaters
Organized by: Ron Beckstrom
Three years ago, my wife and I were lucky enough to find an old trawler for sale cheap and bought her. But as soon as we started boating, we were dismayed by the amount of garbage we saw in and around the waterways. Diapers and plastic bottles floated by us. Beaches were strewn with litter. We began to realize there was a need for someone to pick up this garbage. Not just once a year, but everyday. So we founded CleanerWaters.org, a non-profit organization. We have donated the use of our boat and our time, to give back to the community by plucking garbage from the water and picking up trash along the shore before it can get in the water. We have already started picking up trash as often as we can but next April we will spend four months traveling over 1,200 miles from Brunswick, Georgia to Hampton, Virginia to both raise awareness of the problem and to pick up trash. We will be looking for volunteers to go with us on different days to help clean up. We can make a huge impact on the cleanliness of the areas we will be traveling. But such a trip takes money and without it, our boat will stay at the dock and the trash will continue to grow, choking out vegetation, killing the wildlife, and polluting the waters. You can help by donating money to pay the docking fees needed to pick up and drop off volunteers as well as offload the trash we collect. The estimated cost is $2,000. With your donation towards that $2,000, CleanerWaters.org can clean up hundreds of pounds of garbage and make our planet a little cleaner for all of us and especially for our children. Thank you for your help.