The Ocean’s Keeper plans beach cleanup day on Saturday, April 22

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Ocean’s Keeper (TOK) has announced their latest efforts to enhance oceanic environmentalism. They are hosting the March for Science: Beach Clean-Up Edition as a satellite march in accordance with the national March for Science on April 22, 2017. This march will take place at 1110 N. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, SC, just behind the Skywheel on the beach. All activities will begin promptly at 10am. TOK wants to reduce the amount of plastic used to clean, so they ask that you bring a reusable bag and gloves.

“TOK is very excited to stand in solidarity with the science community on April 22nd,” says John Simcox, Founder of The Ocean’s Keeper. “We want to make the largest impact that we can on our community here in Myrtle Beach, but we also want our community to understand how important it is that we fund science and not be so scared of it. America is the greatest country in the world, but we have to realize that it is because of our scientific achievement and technological advancement,” continues John. Alex Roberts, TOK’s Director of Communications and Government Outreach stated, “Science is a large priority for our nation, and it definitely should be for residents of Myrtle Beach.  Coastal towns and cities all over the country (and world) are being affected from global climate change and rising sea levels. It’s time we take action.”

The Ocean’s Keeper is a start-up organization ran by primarily students from Coastal Carolina University, as well as students from other universities across the country such as King University in Bristol, VA, and The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Ocean’s Keeper has a primary focus on oceanic preservation and conservation, as well as community understanding and involvement in the oceanic and atmospheric sciences. It is their goal to help raise awareness about issues facing our oceans and climate, but to also help bridge the gap that seems to separate the general public from scientists.