WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers Join Clean Beaches Week in Connecticut


Volunteers Celebrate Clean Beaches Week in Connecticut

Clean Beaches Week (July 1-7) is dedicated to celebrating our beaches by ensuring they remain clean and safe for the generations to come. Around 130 WeLoveU Foundation volunteers from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts came together to organize a cleanup at Hammonasset Beach State Park on Sunday, July 7, 2019. This volunteer service is in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Hammonasset Beach State Park is Connecticut’s largest shoreline park spanning over two-miles of beach. With Independence Day just three days’ prior, the volunteers anticipated a lot of trash. That’s because visiting beaches is one of the most popular ways to celebrate the 4th of July. In total, the WeLoveU volunteers collected 50 bags worth of trash!

I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for taking the time to come out here. It’s very rare that we have a group this size, so we are very happy to have you. We are very thrilled that you picked our location to provide a hand.

Bill Mattioli, Hammonasset State Park Supervisor

Hammonasset State Beach Park

In addition to the cleanup, attention-grabbing educational panels were on display. It described different activities the WeLoveU Foundation carries out that align with the Sustainable Development Goals. On top of that, many came to understand the harmful effects litter has on our planet and ways to counter it in their daily lives.

Overall, it was a great way for the community to ask questions and be acquainted with the WeLoveU Foundation. Not to mention, a good opportunity to learn about the Global Goals set in place to transform our planet for good by 2030. 

Through the help of many WeLoveU volunteers, Hammonasset Beach was cleaned and ready to receive the next batch of visitors. Also, for many on the beach, it was their first time learning about the works of the WeLoveU Foundation and its different initiatives including the Clean WORLD Movement, which this cleanup effort falls under. 

4 thoughts on “WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers Join Clean Beaches Week in Connecticut”

  1. I just love the WeLoveU Foundation and everything it does! You don’t see people today willingly giving up their time and their lives the way the volunteers of this organization does. They even have – as mentioned in the article – Sustainable Development Goals which means they’re doing a lot of volunteer activities like this to ultimately create a better planet for all. So commendable! This organization is so needed today.

  2. Great job guys! The world would be such a greater place if more young people were involved in groups like yours. You are helping sustain our futures and you really care about the environment!

  3. This event was very exciting with all the WeLoveU volunteers. I felt the united effort of New England chapters working together on this hot day. I enjoyed meeting new community residents and introducing them to WeLoveU Foundation. We enjoyed laughs and I’m proud to say we are making a difference as many came to say thank you. I hope to visit the beach soon with WeLoveU!

  4. I was so happy to participate in this clean up! It was great to inform so many beach-goers of the importance of protecting our oceans and wildlife and raising awareness of the SDGs.

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