Marina Trash Skimmer
Marine debris (trash) in Long Island Sound affects animals, plants and our quality of life. SoundWaters needs your help to study the problem. We are researching the problem with our new marina trash skimmer located in Harbor Point. The trash skimmer looks like a floating dumpster and operates like a large, industrial-sized pool filter, filtering water 24 hours a day to capture floating debris. Volunteers are needed to sort and count the debris and record their findings. Your team will be contributing to an on-going research study.
• Provide all trash skimmer materials.
• Provide an educational component so that all participants walk away
with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of Long Island Sound and our greater environment.
• Share the event on SoundWaters social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram, on our website and in our newsletter.
Maximum Number of Participants per Session: 12
Time Commitment: 90 minutes, generally 4 – 5:30pm
Availability: Weekdays, April – October
Note: The Marina Trash Skimmer is located in Harbor Point, which is convenient to the Stamford Train Station, has plenty of free parking and many food and beverage options for post-skimmer activities.