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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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David Mitchell

Clean H2Ohhh!


  • 0 TODAY
  • 495 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    pounds of trash
    have been saved

David's actions

Waterwise Community

Identify a Local Freshwater Hope Spot using the Wyland Foundation Google Earth Portal

I will show my support for a favorite lake, river, stream, wetland or place along the coast.


Waterwise Community

Eco-Friendly Community Beautification

I will organize or participate in a volunteer community beautification project using eco-friendly gardening practices from one or more of the waterwise activities shown in Waterwise Beautification.


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Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.


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Litter Removal

I will organize or participate in a volunteer litter clean up to keep trash from entering our storm drains and waterways.


Participant Feed

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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Waterwise Community Say No to Plastic Straws
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    David Mitchell 4/29/2021 6:09 PM
    I did a quick search to find out more about how climate change will affect my regions water. According to NatGeo, more frequent, heavy, and intense storms are expected in the coming years. It is expected that this will cause increased runoff of contaminents and pollutents that will limit water access. Sea level rise due to warmer temperatures and melting glaciers also poses a risk of salinating fresh water supplies.
    Waterwise Community Identify a Local Freshwater Hope Spot using the Wyland Foundation Google Earth Portal
    What lakes, rivers, streams, or coastlines have inspired you? How have they changed over the years? What can be done to ensure they remain healthy and vital for the future?

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    David Mitchell 4/28/2021 9:32 AM
    The waters surrounding Brigantine, NJ have inspired me the most-including ocean, back bays, and Absecon Inlet. There's no place I'd rather be than on the water and I've fished these waters for over 40 years. They have become less abundant in terms of our target species. I have witnessed this in my lifetime ,as have generations before me seen decline. The lands of this area have changed most by a drastic increase in development. In order for the water and resources to remain healthy, I suppose it starts with good management. What that is, I will leave to the experts. However, I believe what is vitally important to the health of the waters is what I've learned from Wyland and the Wyland Foundation- that it's really up to everyone to treat them responsibly on every level. Large amounts of people making small changes and/or simply being aware of what is right regarding the environment and their impact on it.