Volunteers from Century Engineering, Coastal Kayak and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays participated in an on-water cleanup Oct. 28 in Little Assawoman Bay, collecting 1.35 tons of marine trash.

For hours, volunteers scoured the marshes and shorelines of Little Assawoman Bay. There, they found things from plastic bottles, aluminum cans and plastic wrappers to larger pieces like old tires and treated lumber that likely washed into the bay during flooding events.

The marine trash was collected and disposed of through the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s Community Clean-Up Initiative. The dumpster used was provided by Waste Industries as part of its Full Circle Project.

Volunteers from Coastal Kayak, Century Engineering Inc. and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays provided the manual labor for the day.