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Choose To Reuse To Clean Darien's Beaches Saturday

DARIEN, Conn. – Members of Choose to Reuse will clean up the shores at Darien's beaches Saturday as part of Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup . Residents are encouraged to join the group in getting rid of trash that could harm the environment.

Nearly 9 million people around the world have participated in the International Coastal Cleanup over the past 25 years. Together, they have removed more than 144 million pounds of trash from nearly 300,000 miles of shoreline.

Choose to Reuse was started in an effort to eliminate disposable plastic bags in Darien because of their effect on the environment. This event is important because of the hazardous impact trash can have on fish, wildlife and the local economy, the group said. Marine life can become entangled in litter or mistake it for food.

The group will be cleaning Weed Beach and Pear Tree Point Beach from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Those who wish to get involved can visit the group's website or contact Sandy Filmer at 203-655-2445.

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