East Coast Bike Tour to Bring Attention to Plastic Pollution Solutions Arrives in Baltimore

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You’ve probably heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but did you know that it’s not the only one? The team from 5 Gyres is currently on the Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Bike Tour, a 1400-mile trip down the East Coast, spreading the word about the 5 main oceanic garbage patches–including the one in the North Atlantic–and inspiring action against plastic pollution. They will be in Baltimore tomorrow, Saturday, October 20!

Join them in the morning at Herring Run Park, where they will be working with Blue Water Baltimore to plant trees and clean up trash before it can get to the Harbor.

Tree Planting & Cleanup

Saturday, October 20
9 am to noon
Herring Run Park, 5100 Parkside Drive, Baltimore

In the evening, join them at the National Aquarium for a photographic journey to the gyres. The team will talk about their voyages and research, as well as solutions to plastic pollution. Julie Lawson from the Trash Free Maryland Alliance and representatives from the National Aquarium will also be on hand to discuss the effects of plastic pollution on local waters and marine life.

Admission to this special event is FREE, but you must RSVP. For more information, and to sign up, visit www.anacostiaws.org/5gyres

Last Straw Lecture
Saturday, October 20
5-6:30 pm
National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore


5 Gyres sails to the most remote regions of our oceans to research plastic density in areas where no one has before, and takes the evidence of home to engage with government, industry and concerned citizens to drive common sense solutions to plastic pollution through policy, education and sustainable business. For more information, visithttp://www.5gyres.org.

Special thanks to the National Aquarium and Blue Water Baltimore for supporting the events!

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