#WorldWaterDay: 5 Fun Facts About Bodies of Water #TeamCox Has Cleaned Up

#WorldWaterDay: 5 Fun Facts About Bodies of Water #TeamCox Has Cleaned Up

Cleanups are a part of Cox's national Cox Conserves sustainability program
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:05am


Tomorrow is World Water Day. Through national partnerships with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy, Cox Enterprises’ #TeamCox volunteer program has removed more than 26 tons of waste from rivers and shorelines since 2010. The cleanups are a part of the company’s national Cox Conserves sustainability program that is celebrating its 10th anniversary with hopes to encourage more people to embrace sustainability and get involved in their local communities.  

Here are 5 fun facts about bodies of water that #TeamCox has cleaned up:

  1. Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River is a well-known fishing location for trout, bass, catfish and other species. The river stays a cool temperature year-round, rarely getting warmer than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Within the park, the river is open for fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
  2. Dayton’s Great Miami River is a tributary of the Ohio River and flows 160 miles through southwestern Ohio and Indiana. The river has a trail that follows its banks and provides access to neighborhoods, downtown shopping, business districts, parks and museums.
  3. Orange County’s Doheny State Beach was California’s first state beach. The property was donated by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny for public use in 1931.
  4. Jacksonville’s St. John’s River is the longest river in Florida at 310 miles. It is one of the few rivers in the United States that flows north.
  5. Seattle’s Puget Sound covers 1.6 million acres and has 2,500 miles of shoreline. The Puget Sound region encompasses 12 counties populated by approximately 4.3 million people.

As a part of the Cox Conserves 10th anniversary this year, #TeamCox will be increasing their cleanups to a total of 10 locations across the nation.

Learn more about Cox Conserves in a Just Means article.

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