Yarmouth Port, MA – Take Care Cape Cod recently launched a challenge to the community to help restore Cape Cod to its pristine condition of 1620 when the Pilgrims first arrived. The challenge was announced at the recent CARE About a Clean Cape & Islands Summit: Protecting our Environment from Plastic Pollution and Litter and runs through November 11, 2020, the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s arrival in Provincetown.

Participants of the challenge are asked to pledge to donate 16 minutes and 20 seconds of cleanup time, $16.20 each month or a combination of the two. Funds raised from the challenge will be used for water bottle filling stations, cigarette butt collectors and dog waste stations to help reduce the use of single use plastic and litter.  The first instillation is planned for a water bottle filling station at the Pilgrim Monument and Museum in Provincetown.

Take Care Cape Cod is an environmental stewardship messaging campaign, identified by a collaborative group of local businesses, governmental and nonprofit organizations as a top priority to during the first Summit held November 2018. The Take Care campaign was adopted in order for Cape & Island businesses and organizations to share a cohesive message of environmental caretaking across the region. Take Care Cape Cod Steering Committee includes representatives from a variety of organizations including Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition, CARE for the Cape & Islands, Center for Coastal Studies, Nauset Disposal, RideAway Kayak, Quahog Media, The Studio by the Sea, Three Fins Coffee Roasters and WeNeedaVacationcom.

Take Care messages have been installed at Barnstable Municipal Airport, in CCRTA buses, on Hy-line Cruises and within a variety of businesses and organizations throughout Cape Cod. They signs are available for free to anyone who requests the Take Care Cape Cod Toolkit.For additional details and a link to the pledge visit www.takecarecapecod.org or contact [email protected].

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