The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin joined Delaware Coastal Cleanup site captains, cleanup volunteers and supporters Aug. 11 for the 30th anniversary celebration hosted by the Bayshore community of Slaughter Beach.

The 2017 Coastal Cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at 45 sites statewide, with volunteer registration open at dnrec.delaware.gov/coastalcleanup/Pages/default.aspx.

“Over the past 30 years, through public awareness programs like the Delaware Coastal Cleanup, we have made great progress in reducing the amount of trash on our beaches, waterways, and in our waterways and wetlands,” Garvin said. “However, our work is not done. Coastal Cleanup shows us how much trash is still negatively impacting our beaches. Everyone can do their part by using trash cans and recycle bins to keep our natural resources clean.”

Preregistration is encouraged to ensure enough supplies are packed for each site. Registration will close Sept. 1.

For more, call 739-9902 or email joanna.wilson@state.de.us.