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LOWCOUNTRY GUIDE: 8 big ways you can help our waters

The ocean is big — really, really big.* It’s so “vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly” big you may not think it needs your help.

But consider the daily global degradation from pesticides, detergents, sewage, plastic (33 billion tons of it annually), oil spills and dumping. On top of that, warming seas are causing habitat destruction and overfishing is depleting bounties that have fed people for centuries.

Fortunately, there is a net full of specific actions you can take to help to turn it around, as highlighted by ideas shared by about a dozen area water leaders and conservationists. They agree the compounded effect of these small acts of kindness can benefit our local coastal ecosystem, improve local waters and, in turn, help the ocean recover from years of harmful use.

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