- 17 December 2008 | Environment
The Adopt-A-Beach Program gives people of all ages the opportunity to learn about and participate in the conservation of our coastal resources. Specifically, windsurfers surfers and recreational water users are encouraged to give something back to the marine environments that are so crucial for their pursuits.
The grounds for concern derive from water pollution problems that are caused by everyday people doing every day things. Rain scours oil from parking lots, fertilizer from lawns, pet droppings from sidewalks and other contaminants from "non-point" sources transports this toxic stew down storm drains and over land into the ocean.
These toxins are poisoning marine life and our water sources. We can all be part of the solution by recycling used motor oil and repairing car leaks, picking up after our pets and switching to non-toxic products and improve other everyday practices to help keep our waterways clear and clean.
To find out more about the adopt a beach program, learn about conservation measures or adopt your local beach, click HERE.