Officials urge beach goers to leave nothing but their footprints

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Fourth of July week is in full swing and that means thousands attending Delmarva’s beaches, but officials want to remind you to leave nothing behind, except for your footprints.

This week marks Clean Beaches Week across the country, an initiative that combines the spirit of Earth Day with the fun of the Independence Day.

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan explains that this week is a critical reminder to visitors, especially on a holiday like Fourth of July. Meehan says the resort town expects the biggest crowds of the year, nearing 275,000 to 300,000 visitors.

“This is the most important thing to us, our beach, this is what people come here for. We want everybody to work with us so that we can keep it this way,” Meehan explained pointing out to Ocean City’s beaches from the boardwalk.

The Town of Ocean City makes it convenient for beach goers to help protect the local environment, with over 800 trash cans laid out along its beaches.

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