Shoreline Saver Mission


Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach? You can swim in the water, build sand castles or just relax. But do you know what can turn a fun getaway into a bad time? Litter! There’s nothing fun about swimming with water bottles, finding candy wrappers in the sand or seeing a chip bag blow by as you’re trying to take a nap.

You can leave the beach, but the animals living on these shores can’t just walk or swim away. For them, garbage isn’t just ruining a trip to the beach, it’s ruining their homes.

Become a Shoreline Saver and give animals the clean home they deserve.




What is a shoreline?

A shoreline is an area where land meets water, like a beach around ocean or lakes. For this Mission, we’re also including the areas around other water sources like rivers, streams creeks, ponds and wetlands. Many of these areas are connected and flow into one another so if one gets polluted, it can affect another.

The problem:

Litter on a shoreline isn’t just an eyesore; it can also be really harmful for the animals living there. Animals might get caught in it or they might think that it’s food and choke. Invasive species can even get attached to litter and float to new places.

That’s why it’s so important that we keep our shorelines clean.logo

Here’s how you can help!

1. Accept the Shoreline Saver Mission and download your Mission Brief, How to Save a Shoreline Guide and Shoreline Saver Crest.

2. Use your How to Save a Shoreline Guide to make sure you have everything to complete this Mission safely.

3. Head out to a shoreline nearby with your team of Shoreline Savers. Make sure at least one member of your team is an adult.

4. Take a #ShorelineSelfie of you at the shore before you start cleaning and another one after to show off your hard work.

5. When you’ve finished, submit your pictures and let us know how it went!

You’ll need an adult’s help to complete this Mission!

What happens if you don’t live near a shoreline?

Don’t worry! You can still make a HUGE difference for shoreline animals even if you don’t live nearby. When you download this Mission Brief, you’ll find 3 actions that you and your family can do from home.

Become a Shoreline Saver and give animals the clean home they deserve.



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