Cleanup volunteers needed for Yamaha Rightwaters Coastal Georgia Cleanup on World Oceans Day on June 8th! Ogeechee Riverkeeper and Fort McAllister State Historic Park will join forces to help clean and protect the Ogeechee River and historic grounds around the state park! Paddlers are sought for the “Kayak Cleanup Task Force” to help remove debris from the waterways on and around the park’s premises.
Yamaha Marine, a global leader in the marine industry with 1,350 employees in the state, is leading the charge against ocean plastics by sponsoring a coast-wide cleanup in all six of Georgia’s coastal counties. The coastal Georgia cleanup effort coincides with World Oceans Day on June 8, 2019. Teams of volunteers will meet in 10 locations throughout the Peach State’s coastal areas at 8:30 a.m. to begin cleanup missions that will prevent land litter from becoming
marine debris. This is the first year for Yamaha Marine’s participation in the event.
“Yamaha has supported many conservation projects over the years, but this year marks the launch of Yamaha Rightwaters, a broad-reaching national sustainability initiative that will fight to improve habitat, control invasive species, support scientific research and remove and properly dispose of plastics from our waterways,” said Martin Peters, Senior Manager, Government Relations, Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit.
“Yamaha Rightwaters will also include a public information campaign designed to increase awareness about threats to our
waterways and resources. Sponsoring a coast-wide cleanup in our home state on World Oceans Day is a great way to launch
Yamaha Rightwaters and bring national attention to the plight of our oceans,” continued Peters.
“Yamaha Rightwaters Coastal Georgia Cleanup on World Oceans Day provides a wonderful opportunity for a diverse group of partners to come together and keep our environment clean and healthy,” said Justin Bristol, Community Engagement Director for Ogeechee Riverkeeper. “By partnering with Fort McAllister State Historic Park, we will be able to simultaneously protect our state’s natural and historic resources along the coast.”
Experienced paddlers are encouraged to contact Justin Bristol to volunteer for the river cleanup on June 8th. Volunteers must provide their own canoes or kayaks for the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-942-6222 x3 to sign up!