Trinity River Elm Fork Clean-Up

  • California Crossing Park 1775 California Crossing Road Dallas, TX

When unaddressed, litter pollution becomes an added pressure on urban wildlife. Fishing lines and six-pack rings entangle limbs, cigarette butts poison, aluminum cans become razor-sharp traps, and ingested plastics block intestines. Waterways extend the issue globally with plastics flowing into oceans killing 1.5 million marine animals every year including 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals like dolphins, manatees, and seals. A recent study highlighted in the Washington Post estimates 90% of all seabirds and 52% of all sea turtles have ingested plastics. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/15/more-than-half-the-worlds-sea-turtles-have-eaten-plastic-new-study-claims/ No strategy to save animals is complete without a focus on litter pollution. Dallas Zoo and other area conservation organizations like Groundwork Dallas are mobilizing to address this issue. Join us! Event details and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448a8a72aa7fd0-wild1