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Dear Friend of the Ocean,

Cigarette butts, plastic bags, toilet seats, washing machines, abandoned fishing gear—what haven’t we found in the ocean?

Over the past 25 years of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, more than 8.5 million volunteers have removed 145 million pounds of trash, including 53 million cigarette butts, 14 million food wrappers and containers, 13 million caps and lids … the list goes on and on.

It’s the largest volunteer effort of its kind, and I hope you’ll join us for our 26th annual International Coastal Cleanup by signing up for a Cleanup near you or organizing your own. But don’t delay—there are just two days left to sign up!

Thanks for all you do to help care for the ocean.

Vikki Spruill in Nantucket with border for enews

For a sea change,
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Vikki N. Spruill
President and CEO
Ocean Conservancy

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Introducing SXSW Eco

SXSW Eco is a new event for sustainability professionals taking place in Austin, Texas, October 4-6. With diverse programming that looks at environmental and sustainability issues through a fresh lens, attendees can expect to develop new collaborations and contribute to innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the environment, the economy and civil society.

Visit sxsweco.com to see the speakers and the schedule. Email eco@sxsw.com and mention Ocean Conservancy to receive a coupon for $200 off your registration!

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LandShark Lager Keeps the Coast Clear

Ocean Conservancy is proud to partner with LandShark Lager to keep our ocean clean and beautiful. For a limited time, 16 ounce cans of LandShark Lager featuring Ocean Conservancy's logo will encourage people to recycle the empty can and keep the coast clear. By stopping trash at the source, we can work together for trash free seas. Follow the fin to find out how else LandShark Lager is helping at landsharklager.com/oc.

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We need your help with two of the ocean's most urgent priorities—protecting the Arctic from irresponsible oil drilling and defending landmark marine protected areas. Donate today and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar!

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Shark Bill Update
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Last week, the California Senate passed AB 376, banning the sale of shark fins in the state. The bill, one big step closer to becoming law, will now go to Gov. Jerry Brown. Stay tuned for more updates!
 Scuba Diving Magazine
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Scuba Diving Magazine is featuring the International Coastal Cleanup in the September/October issue! Pick up a copy today to learn how scuba divers are going below the surface for trash free seas.
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President and CEO Vikki Spruill is now on Twitter! Get an up-close and personal look at saving the ocean. Follow @VikkiSpruill today!
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