Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – Oceans cover about 97% of the Earth’s surface, but part of it is threatened every day.
This is why June 8 is recognized as World Oceans Day.
Local nonprofit Keep Panama City Beach Beautiful founder JoAnn Weatherford and public relations manager Kim Christian gathered near the Panama City Beach pier on Tuesday morning to celebrate the day.
Their organization works to keep streets and beaches clean to help protect Gulf waters.
Keep PCB Beautiful hosted an event last Saturday in honor of World Oceans Day.
“We had 66 volunteers and picked up over 240 pounds of trash,” Christian said. “The trash is there, but it’s getting better as we work on it as a group and as a community. “
Weatherford said people can sign a pledge on World Oceans Day website to help protect 30 percent of the water on Earth by 2030.
She also mentioned Keep America Beautiful and a litter box study they recently did.
“If every person in the United States picked up 152 trash at one time, we wouldn’t have trash in the country,” Weatherford said.
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