30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the 30th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup Day will be held on September 16, 2017 with the theme of Get the Trash Out of the Splash; and
WHEREAS, this is the largest annual volunteer event in the state in which over 80,000 volunteers have cleaned up more than 1.6 million pounds of trash in the past 29 years, covering 5,441 miles of Alabama coastline; and
WHEREAS, the event is co-sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) and by Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS); and
WHEREAS, the mission of ADCNR is to conserve and protect Alabama’s natural resources and to conduct public information programs about the state’s natural resources; and
WHEREAS, the mission of PALS is to promote Alabama communities working together for a clean and more beautiful Alabama; and
WHEREAS, additional valued corporate sponsors also contribute to the success of the yearly cleanup; and
WHEREAS, individuals are encouraged to participate in the cleanup of litter from beaches, bays, bayous, lagoons and rivers in Alabama’s Gulf Coast area:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim September 16, 2017, as the
30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
in the state of Alabama, and encourage all citizens to continue to keep our state as “Alabama the Beautiful.”
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 10th day of August 2017.
Kay Ivey