National Beach Day on August 30th celebrates all the sandy beaches across the nation. It also provides an opportunity to help keep those relaxing places clean, so we can continue to enjoy them long into the future.
Whether we spend time on beaches oceanside, at a lake or river, they provide recreation all summer long. Swimming, water sports, and sunbathing are just a few of the relaxing things that come to mind. We also enjoy playing Frisbee, volleyball, and long walks. Floating along in the surf on a hot summer day with friends creates summer memories we remember for years to come.
National Beach Day History
In 1929, the Knights of Columbus out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin launched a National Beach Day as part of their convention plans. However, it never took root.
Then in 2014, Colleen Paige, a pet and family lifestyle expert, created National Beach Day to celebrate beaches and the importance of keeping them clean.
WHY DO WE LOVE NATIONAL BEACH DAY
It’s important to be environmentally-conscious
Little, simple acts can make a huge impact on the health of beaches and oceans. Walking more and switching to fluorescent light bulbs can help reduce your carbon footprint. Forego using so many plastic products, as many end up in the water. They can wreak havoc on the coastal habitat.
It’s a chance to be active outdoors
The seashore offers endless freedoms to partake in the outside and daylight. Take a dip in the sea and get some new saltwater on your skin. The format on a towel and give your skin some nutrient D. Set up a net to play a game or two of seashore volleyball. Pack an outing so you don’t need to leave, and ensure you stay to get the dusk over the water!
It elevates rewarding sea shore associations
There are numerous associations that assistance to keep sea shores spotless and fun the entire year. Save Our Beach attempts to “teach people, organizations, schools, and associations on what their ecological impression means for their local area and the world.” Many seashore networks have bunches that backer for harmless to the ecosystem conduct. On the off chance that you live almost on the beach, look at your nearby association to chip in.
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