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KGIB and Wells Fargo Encourage Boaters to STASH BOAT TRASH

BRUNSWICK, GA - (March 1, 2023) – Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is distributing reusable mesh draw string bags to recreational boaters and charter captains throughout Georgia’s coast to keep trash out of the water. The new STASH BOAT TRASH program is funded by a $15,000 grant from Wells Fargo.

Volunteers will hand out mesh bags during visits to marinas, boat ramps, boating clubs, boat shows, fishing tournaments and boater gathering spots. Using Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s extensive coastal community partner network, the STASH BOAT TRASH mesh trash bags have a tremendous geographical reach throughout Georgia’s entire six-county coastal region, reaching both local and visiting boaters.

“Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s mission to keep Georgia clean, green and beautiful aligns with Wells Fargo’s mission to integrate sustainability across our business for our customers and our communities,” Wells Fargo regional banking manager Dwain Walcott said. “We are excited about the positive community impacts the STASH BOAT TRASH project will bring to coastal Georgia.”

“Marine Debris can have many sources, and in a coastal community, boat trash can be one. Proper onboard equipment easily prevents boat litter from occurring,” echoed Lea King-Badyna, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director. “This Wells Fargo grant enables local boaters to keep boat trash contained via the STASH BOAT TRASH bags.”

For more information about project volunteer opportunities contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful: or 912-279-1490.

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director Lea King-Badyna and Wells Fargo regional banking manager Dwain Walcott display the new STASH BOAT TRASH bags aboard a Freedom Boat Club boat.


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