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Salt-Gallery.com to Help Clean Columbus Landing as Part of Coastweeks

Salt-Gallery.com, will organize a beach clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon, on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Columbus Landing, followed by a short walk at 12:30 pm of the Taino ball court, guided by Brian Updike, a pre-Columbian scholar and Salt River kayaker.
The beach clean-up is a part of the Coastweeks effort starting Sept. 20, which is spearheaded nationally by the Ocean Conservancy.
"We should be encouraging a sensible disposal of our waste. Instead, we leave it behind on our beaches," said Tomas Lanner, founder of Salt-Gallery.com, a local art agency consisting of an online digital gallery and brokerage. Lanner would like to encourage other small business owners to promote a change in the community’s attitude towards trash.
The debris that is picked up is counted and put into categories, so each participant will have a data card and make note of what they find. The information gathered during Coastweeks provides a picture of what debris lands on the territory's beaches and, in many cases, where it originates.
Schools, groups and individuals participate.
Participants should wear a hat, bring a swimsuit, gloves, extra sunscreen and water, and wear shoes suitable for a mild bush walk. So they can get a headcount for refreshments, contact Tomas Lanner at 514-6664 or director@salt-gallery.com
For more information or to volunteer, contact Kristin Maize at 779-4940 on St. John, Marcia Taylor at 692-4046, on St. Croix or Lihla Noori at 693-1392, on St. Thomas.

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