Did you know during the first year of the Leave Only Footprints operation in 2016, more than 161 tons of materials were removed from the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Below are some other numbers we hope will encourage you to keep the trash out of the splash and the beaches clear:
101.3 tons of trash collected in cans on four miles of beach
18.5 tons of aluminum cans collected (equivalent of 814,000 cans)
23.8 tons of plastic
18 tons of metal tent frames and chairs
Help do your part to keep the beaches clean by removing all tents, chairs, toys, trash and beach gear from the beaches within one hour after sunset each day. In addition to collection, Beach Ambassadors helped educate beachgoers on the Leave Only Footprints principles and beach rules while providing 5,653 trash bags and filling more than 2,000 holes to protect people and sea turtles from accidents.