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Our Giant Sculptures Teach Thousands of Children How Plastic Trash is Killing our Oceans and Sea Life.

The Coquille Valley Sentinel of Coquille, Oregon

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Washed Ashore

We Need Your Help to Build More Dramatic Art Pieces and Educate the Public!

As a supporter of environmental causes, we know you share our concern about plastic pollution, and how it is choking our seas and taking the lives of precious marine life dependent on a delicate ecological balance. The Washed Ashore project: Art to Save the Sea, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing attention to this tragedy by collecting plastic waste from beaches and repurposing 98% of it into large, aesthetically powerful works of art that educate people about the problem and offer solutions. Our traveling educational art exhibit with workshops and teacher training is appearing at aquariums, zoos, museums and nature centers throughout America and we need your help to continue this important work.

In the past four years has lead thousands of families to clean up ocean beaches and turned over 11 tons of marine debris into educational tools through free community workshops and sculpture-building. As part of the collaborative work we do with State Parks, School Districts, Businesses and community members, we have involved all ages and abilities in the creation of 24 giant educational sculptures of Sea Life.

We're hoping you'll support Washed Ashore and choose this time to make a difference. Our actions today will determine the quality of the ocean and beaches our grandchildren will inherit and the safety of precious sea life. Only through education can we turn the tides.

Please give the gift of life to the ocean........home of seals, whales, turtles and more. Remember, you'll have to send your tax-deductible donation by December 31 to deduct it from your 2013 income taxes.

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Original Publication Date: December 31, 2013

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