The shout out this month goes to Plastic Free Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program. They are creative partners in our Marine Debris Cross-Team Initiative.
We are shining the spotlight on their entry of the “Cleanup Krewe” float in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade. They constructed the float out of common marine debris found around our local communities. The “krewe” members walked with the float, collecting trash from parade attendees and picking up throws left behind on the parade route. A trailer bed held the bags of trash collected.

The “krewe” collected 3 TONS of debris from the parade route (debris that would have been left in the roads overnight and crushed by cars or blown by the wind). Great job!