Give the gift of life, Plant Trees
December 15, 2019
New Hanover landfill
We are not to ask for a donation. We want to thank you for supporting Plastic Ocean Project through donations and/or participating in cleanups and other activities. As you may know, we have been collecting trash all year for our Trees4Trash campaign working with Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, NHC Cooperative Extension, and NC Wildlife Federation. We have collected over 4 tons of trash and will be planting those trees at the New Hanover Landfill on top of a nontoxic site where Hurricane Fran wood and furniture resides. We are calling it Fran Forest!
We will be planting 1,500 and are calling on you to help!
Our campaign restores the natural habitat by removing what doesn't belong and replaces it with what does - trees.
Will you join us giving the gift of planting trees?
Sunday 12/15 from 10-4pm
New Hanover County Landfill 5210 Highway 421 North Wilmington, NC 28401
Park at the main entrance, near the admin building just past the scale house on the right.
We are hoping for 60 people to help!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested so we can get a head count.
We understand it is a tough time of year but is the only time the trees could be delivered and must go in the ground ASAP.
If you cannot attend but would like a couple of free trees to plant you can go to:
Legion Field Saturday 12/14 from 9-1pm and pick up trees put on by Alliance for Cape Fear Trees and Plastic Ocean Project. There will be 3000 available. The parking lot of Legion Stadium, 2149 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington (or as long as they last).
This event is sponsored by Arbor Day Foundation and Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation.
Thank you all for your continued support. Without you there is no us.
An ocean of gratitude,
Bonnie Monteleone, Co-founder
Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.
This year, we expanded our education through research with Isaac Bear Early College students conducting surface sampling and dissecting local fish donated by fishermen. Undergraduates are working up samples from Charles Moore's research in the North Pacific gyre.
This year, new student chapter, more cleanups, and our new space provides an art room to accommodate outreach through art with people of all ages. Art also includes the production of our featured documentary film,
"If the ocean could talk." Outreach includes collecting trash from our streams and rivers to Fishing4Plastic near the Gulf Stream.
This year, we are working with Coyle, LLC, a portable solar company that also purifies water. We are raising money to get these units to the Bahamas in order to reduce the over use of water bottles due to Hurricane Dorian destroying their fresh water aquifer.