By Ally Lanasa

Staff Writer

(Sept. 11, 2020) The Ocean City Green Team is hosting a Bay to Boardwalk Cleanup that will focus on the inlet to 27th Street, Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Tony Deluca

Ocean City Councilmember and Green Team Chairman Tony Deluca said there have been issues with litter on side streets from the bay to the beach.

The annual event is part of International Coastal Cleanup Awareness Month, which was formerly International Coastal Cleanup Day.

“We have been doing the International Coastal Cleanup for over 20 years,” said Town Environmental Engineer Gail Blazer. “This year, we are focusing on the downtown areas.”

Volunteers will meet in the parking lot at City Hall on Third Street.

Typically, the cleanup attracts hundreds of volunteers, mostly from the school system. However, with county public schools beginning with virtual instruction, students are not allowed to participate in such events, Deluca said.

Deluca and Blazer said they have contacted the Ocean City Development Corporation and the Downtown Association for assistance.

Gloves and bags will be provided for volunteers at City Hall. Volunteers must practice social distancing and wear face coverings on the Boardwalk during the cleanup.

For more information, contact Blazer at gblazer@oceancitymd.gov or call Town Hall at 410-289-8221.

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