Powerful Production

May 23, 2018

To the Editor:

The Garden Club of Long Beach Island is delighted to be showing the film “A Plastic Ocean.” The epic documentary, directed by Australian journalist Craig Leeson, filmed over four years, in 20 locations is a powerful production.

Viewers follow a world-record free diver and a filmmaker as they travel our planet’s oceans and see the beauty and vast interrelated expanses of the oceans as well as the graphic sights of the impact of plastic pollution on the marine ecosystems and human health. A team of international scientists immerse the viewer in visions of the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and also provide workable technology and policy solutions that can change things for the better. We invite viewers to become more informed and to be a part of the solution to pollution.

“A Plastic Ocean” will be shown on six occasions, in Stafford Township and Long Beach Island. The first screening will take place Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m., Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin.

The Long Beach Island screenings will include:

• Wednesday, June 21, 6 p.m. at Beach Haven municipal building, 300 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven;

• Thursday, July 12, 6 p.m. at High Point Volunteer Fire Co., 10 W. Eighth St., Harvey Cedars;

• Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. at Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies;

• Wednesday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. at Farias Surf & Sport, 2800 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom;

• Saturday, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. at Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co., 2006 Central Ave., Ship Bottom.

Information from Alliance for a Living Ocean, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, Lighthouse International Film Festival, ReClam the Bay as well as Clean Ocean Action, South Jersey and Jersey Shore Surfriders and the Regional Recycling Center of Ocean County Solid Waste Management will be available.

All screenings are free and light refreshments will be served. Please mark your calendar and come and bring family and friends. Each one of us can make a difference.

Mary Wilding

Garden Club of Long Beach Island


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