Be the change for the better!

Litter is ugly and attracts more litterbugs! Simple actions add up! Once a week, take a short walk in your neighborhood, park, urban center, or creek to grab the litter and recycle what you can. Share your photo with a couple of details to us at, and we’ll repost it to encourage others to do the same good deed! Or, you can post it on social media, with the hashtag #grabthelitter, and we’ll find and repost it. Don’t forget, everything on the ground ends up in the waterway.

Did you know…

  • Microplastics in our oceans outnumber the 4 billion stars in the Milky Way?
  • About half the debris found on beaches is single-use plastics?
  • More than 100,000 marine animals die from plastic trash consumption every year? And this doesn’t include seabirds.


  1. You can grab the litter when you walk your dog, on the greenway, or on your street! A good time to pick up on the street is right after trash pick-up day.
  2. Put a bag in your back pocket and be sure to wash your hands when you’re done.
  3. As you walk in one direction, notice the trash and grab it on your way back, so you don’t have to carry it back and forth.
  4. Don’t forget the hashtag #grabthelitter

Recycle what you can! Know the curbside recycle items!

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