Ocean Conservancy is the world's foremost advocate for the oceans. Through science-based advocacy, research, and public education, we inform, inspire and empower people to speak and act for the oceans. Ocean Conservancy is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific, with support from more than half a million members and volunteers. To learn more about Ocean Conservancy visit www.oceanconservancy.org. Please join Ocean Conservancy for the 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at a beach, inland waterway, lake or stream near you. The International Coastal Cleanup partners with volunteer organizations like Earth Day Network as well as individuals around the world, to engage people to remove trash and debris from our beaches and waterways, to identify the sources of debris, and to change the behaviors that cause marine litter in the first place. In 2008, more than 400,000 dedicated ocean-lovers in over 100 countries across the globe turned the tide on trash as they cleaned up six million pounds of trash from lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean’s shores. Volunteers don’t just pick up trash; they record every item they find. Ocean Conservancy compiles and analyzes the resulting data in the Marine Debris Index, the only location-by-location, state-by-state, country-by-country accounting of what we are putting into our waterways and ocean. Be part of the 25th annual International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 25, which promises to be the biggest and best ever. Join the wave of excitement – sign up for a site near you today at www.signuptocleanup.org and then help Ocean Conservancy spread the word by recruiting your friends to attend, too.