Monday, October 20, 2014

ACA Stewardship Starts in Our Own Backyard

One of the cigarette receptacles installed at City Dock in Fredericksburg, VA 
Recently, through a grant funded by the Boat Owners Association of America and Keep America Beautiful, the ACA installed cigarette receptacles at strategic locations around City Dock in the ACA’s hometown of Fredericksburg, VA. The receptacles will help curb pollution from cigarette butts, one of the largest contributors to marine debris, according to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

The cigarette butt receptacles will be installed for a period of one year, during which there will be several surveys taken to determine the effectiveness of the program. If the program successfully decreases the amount of cigarette pollution at City Dock, the receptacles will become a permanent fixture in the park.

Birds-eye view of City Dock with locations of cigarette receptacles marked in red.
The ACA is involved in numerous stewardship activities on both a local and national scale. 

Need help with a project to protect waterways in your community? Don't hesitate to contact your ACA National Office Staff. We're here to help. 

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