#EMFBeachCleanup kicks off on June 20th with the Great NC Beach Sweep

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PITTSBURGH - eTradeWire -- In its fifth year, the #EMFBeachCleanup project of the Emma Munson Foundation is aimed at helping give Mother Earth a big hug.  The project started on Father's Day 2017 on the coast of North Carolina as a way to continue to honor the spirit of Emma Munson, who died in October 2013.

"Emma was always present with us on vacation," Michael Munson, Emma's father remembered, "and we started cleaning up beach litter – something that she always did while at the beach."

Centered on individual effort, the program and its #EMFBeachCleanup hashtag is a growing movement with each summer season as more beachgoers head to the shore to enjoy the beauty of the beach and ocean.

#EMFBeachCleanup and other movements to take back the beach are aimed at keeping the litter from a beach day from entering the ocean.   If litter is left on the beach, chances are it will enter the ocean.

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, plastic debris kills an estimated 100,000 marine mammals annually, as well as millions of birds and fishes.  This man-made waste is a byproduct of our lifestyles and a real threat to nature in so many ways.

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The "Great NC Beach Sweep" kicks off on the Summer Solstice, Sunday June 20, 2021 from the Virginia/North Carolina border in Carova – a symbolic way to welcome in the summer season.   Traversing North Carolina in reverse (North to South), they will again visit over 40 beaches with a plan to approach the North Carolina/South Carolina border on Wednesday June 30th.

To help spread the word, the Munson's have encouraged followers to take photos of their cleanup and "trash haul" and post to social media using the hashtag #EMFBeachCleanup.  Individual Beach Cleanups are encouraged!  A website has been setup at www.EMFBeachCleanup.com to provide more information on how to get started.

The Emma Munson Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation based in Pittsburgh and formed to honor Emma Munson who died tragically while in her freshman year at VCU Arts in Richmond.  For more information, go to www.EmmaMunsonFoundation.com. Contact the Emma Munson Foundation by calling 412.945.7363, emailing info@ EmmaMunsonFoundation.com (mailto:info@emmamunsonfoundation.com).

Jeff Durosko

Source: Emma Munson Foundation
Filed Under: Non-profit

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