Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show Partners with The Clean Earth Project for Pre-Show Beach Cleanup

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WHAT: As part of its commitment to aid in ocean conservation, the 2021 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show is hosting a Pre-Show Beach Cleanup in partnership with The Clean Earth Project on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park. All ages are welcome to be part of this community effort to keep local coastlines clean and make a positive environmental impact. Contactless beach clean-up tools will be provided to all volunteers to help take the “dirty work” out of picking up litter and allow for an enjoyable and successful cleanup. 

Pre-Show Beach Cleanup volunteers can continue the clean coastal fun at the 2021 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, September 23-26, 2021 at Norwalk Cove Marina. The Boat Show’s new Conservation Village features Clean Earth Project’s interactive beach cleanup exhibit; the first annual Norwalk Says No to Plastic Clean Water Contest,whereNorwalk School District elementary and middle schools are invited to compete to create a project that shows how reducing plastic will help protect our water resources; the latest innovations from CT Electric Boat Company; and more. Plus, the Boat Show continues its commitment to conservation with new recycling stations and a reduction in single-use plastics including the elimination of plastic straws.

COASTAL CLEANUP BY THE NUMBERS

  • Approximately 4 billion pounds of trash per years enters the ocean.
  • The average person uses 167 single use plastic water bottles per year.
  • The average American produces about 2,072 pounds of trash per year. About the weight of a leatherback sea turtle!
  • Six out of the seven species of sea turtles that live in our oceans are threatened or endangered: loggerhead, leatherback, green turtle, hawksbill, kemp’s ridley and olive ridley.
  • Plastic waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals, marine turtles and countless fish each year.

PRE-SHOW BEACH CLEANUP DETAILS

 
WHEN: Sunday, September 19, 2021 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
WHERE: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 42 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT
 
REGISTER: Pre-registration required for Pre-Show Beach Cleanup – click here to register
 
PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE NORWALK BOAT SHOW DETAILS
 
The Progressive Insurance® Norwalk Boat Show® takes place September 23-26, 2021 at Norwalk Cove Marina welcoming new boaters and seasoned captains for four days of fun on the water, and featuring the most comprehensive selection of boats and marine accessories for sale in the Tri-State area. Tickets are $15 for adults, and kids 12 and under get in free. For more information, visit BoatShowNorwalk.com, plus follow the latest and join in the excitement of the Show on Facebook and Instagram. #NorwalkBoatShow
 
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MEDIA CONTACT: Amanda Brokaw (amanda@cwandco.com or 917-238-0204)