The 23rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup was again part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines and lakes by volunteers. Almost 2,000 of them turned out at 38 cleanup sites throughout Delaware. The photos below show some of the Delaware volunteers and their "catches" of trash.
Volunteers spread out and scoured the beach for trash and debris at the Kitts Hummock community outside Dover. Kitts Hummock is one of the largest sites for the event, and correspondingly, had one of the highest community turnouts for Coastal Cleanup in Delaware.
Boy Scout Troop #56 of Newark and Troop #204 of Odessa cleaned up Augustine Beach with collaboration from scout leaders and their parents.
Eight-year-old Simeon Jooste of Wilmington, originally from South Africa, removes a discarded tire he found along the banks of Battery Park in New Castle.
Melody Heavner and Lynn Grubb with their sons, Jack Heavner, Nathanael Grubb and Solomon Grubb with the large pile of debris they collected at the Coastal Cleanup.
Dover High School students Alyssa Huenke, Jordan Wedel, Katie Davison and Amber Cahall show items including campaign signs blown off course that they found out at Port Mahon at the Coastal Cleanup Saturday. The teens were part of a large group of Dover High students participating in the event.