The environmental advocacy program Save the Sound took to its Facebook page Wednesday to highlight a group of volunteers who cleared nearly 500 pounds of rubbish from Stratford's Long Beach.
"THIS AFTERNOON 20 EMPLOYEES FROM DIAGEO haul in a giant 480 lb. load of trash from Long Beach in Stratford as part of the International Coastal Cleanup!" reads the caption to the photo shared on the social network.
Save the Sound is a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), the Facebook page states.
Over the last five years, the initiative "has brought together more than 11,000 volunteers who have removed over 90,000 pounds of trash from nearly 300 miles of Connecticut waterfront," according to its website, where you can learn more about the program.
"In addition to our spring and fall cleanups, Save the Sound is the Connecticut coordinator for Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup, the largest volunteer effort of its kind," the website states.
"Over the last 25 years, ICC...has motivated almost nine million people from around the world to remove over 144 million pounds of trash from nearly 300,000 miles of shoreline."