Thanks to my hosts, patrons, volunteers and visitors, the Tour was successful beyond my goals:  

 

I safely pulled my Splash Trash trailer 8,340 miles to visit six Florida locations. Each one unique. Each one special.  

 

Five thousand people attended the Splash Trash Pop-Up Show

 

More than a thousand people made a commitment to adopt a new habit that will reduce trash in the ocean.

 

 

We generated lots of productive dialogue about marine debris and what we can do to make a difference.

Extensive media coverage included Tampa Bay Fox News Good Morning Show, Bradenton Herald, Mile Zero Key West, Port St. Joe Star and Tampa Bay Reporter amongst others.

 

Splash Trash 'Catch of the Day’ collaborative art installations  involved volunteers ages four-to-seventy in creating art that illustrates how by 2050 there will be more pounds of trash in the ocean than pounds of fish. 

 

New partnerships were developed with local organizations, such as Keep Florida Beautiful, the Florida Coastal Conservancy and the Science Seed, that can keep spreading the message. 

 

Successful pilot test of the Tour's messages and materials. Visitors of all ages found them understandable, provocative and actionable. Now what?

But best of all were the kids. I’ll never forget the kids.

© SplashTrash 2016

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