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WLOX Editorial: Coastal Cleanup needs your help

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This weekend, on Saturday, you have a chance to help cleanup our coastline.  Each year in October, residents along the coast join millions across our country as a day is set aside to cleanup our shores. In South Mississippi volunteers pick up thousands of pounds of litter.

It is always amazing to see the staggering amount of plastic containers, tires and other trash that is collected.  With the coast being a tourist area, it is critical that we have clean beaches, waterways and islands. The cleanup also helps sea life, which can make the deadly mistake of thinking the trash is food.

The coastal cleanup will take place in all three coastal counties, so no one has to travel far to participate in this worthwhile event.

This is a great opportunity to get involved. Make it a family event or your civic club's project. It just takes a few hours and your reward will be knowing you made our coastline that much nicer for all of us.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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