The Maine Coastal Program Coastweek 2012 is all about cleaning up the trash that threatens not only the look of the coast of Maine but the health of the coastal environment. The clean up goes until Saturday,  September 22. And there is a lot of trash they pick up.

And it is not just a Maine problem. During the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup, nearly 600,000 people picked up more than 9 million pounds of trash along more than 20,000 miles of coastline worldwide.  Last year, Maine had 2361 volunteers who cleared 109 miles of beaches and coastal waterways of an estimated 19,082 pounds of trash! Volunteers make it all happen. Thank you to all who help out.