The island is full of visitors and we welcome everyone with open arms! However there is one thing we wish everyone did a better job while here- keeping our beaches and streets free of litter. There is a wonderful organization based here in Savannah call Clean Coast
http://www.cleancoast.org/ that works hard at keeping our Georgia Sea Islands . Here are some tips and reminders for all our visitors.
- Clear plastic bags floating in the water can be mistaken for jellyfish and eaten by turtles, fish, or dolphins
- Fish and other marine animals and birds become entangled in fishing line, nets or six-pak rings
- Styrofoam eventually breaks up into small pellets that are mistaken for eggs and eaten
- This photo of a dead pelican entangled in balloon string was taken by a Clean Coast member on the Georgia Coast… .
While here, please pick up any litter and trash you see on the beach and streets and recyle in the cans we have all over the island.