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Local volunteers meeting up Saturday to clean up coastline

This Saturday, people around the world are hitting the beach in the name of taking care of the environment.

International Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, and Juneau volunteers interested in helping clean up marine debris are asked to meet at 2 p.m. at the whale statue at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park, according to a post from NOAA Fisheries on Facebook.

The worldwide event, organized by the Ocean Conservancy and supported by the NOAA Marine Debris Program, aims to inspire people to pick up trash on their beaches and coastlines. The 2017 event, according to the NOAA Marine Debris Program website, resulted in more than 10,000 tons of trash collected by nearly 790,000 volunteers covering 18,000 miles.

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