Kennebunk Portside Rotarians participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day
On Saturday September 17, 26 Kennebunk Portside Rotarians, family members and friends participated in International Coastal Cleanup Day by fanning out across Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport to pick up litter and debris left during the summer season. This annual event is sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy as part of worldwide effort to engage coastal communities to help protect the ocean and its marine wildlife from the challenges it faces. Rotarian Charlie Coleman, who annually chairs the event, reported that the group collected 73 pounds of trash that will now not find its way into the ocean.
Rotary International has recently added environmental protection to its areas of focus stating that as an organization it is “committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment.”