Updated: Saturday, 15 Sep 2012, 7:27 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 15 Sep 2012, 5:05 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Thousands of volunteers across the state are cleaning up Connecticut's coast this weekend.
Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is just one of the locations were people where people are participating in the 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup.
Adults and little kids spent the morning picking up debris and then cataloged the types and amounts, before throwing them away.
Last year, volunteers removed over 29,000 pounds of trash from the shores.
The "Save the Sound" program was created by the Connecticut Fund for the Environment.
"It's a great way to get kids out here involved, looking at their environment, feeling connected to the Sound and the earlier you start that, the more you grow up with decision-makers who care deeply about the Sound," said Outreach Coordinator, Laura McMillan.