Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mermaids Need Your Help

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Once again this year, the mermaids need your help. Columnist Katherine Brooks of The Huffington Post is putting out the call: "The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is in trouble."

Putting on a parade of this 'depth' is expensive, along the lines of $50,000 to cover the costs of logistics and security.

Get all the details in Ms. Brooks article, which contains a number of photos from past events. This year's event is scheduled for June 17th, so it is not that far away. At the time of this writing, only $7,200 of the $50K goal has been raised.

Island of Trash

Here is another way you can help the mermaids. Discarded plastics continue to find their way into our oceans and waterways. Nowhere is this more evident than the coastline of Henderson Island in the Pacific. Scientists have estimated that there are 38 million pieces of trash on the island.

"The researchers say the density of trash was the highest recorded anywhere in the world, despite Henderson Island's extreme remoteness."

The one photo in a recent article on Yahoo by AP writer Nick Perry is all you need to see. We have a serious problem.

You can help by recycling plastics at local churches or schools. Pick up plastics, paper, and other trash when you are walking in your neighborhood. Don't let that plastic bottle end up on Henderson Island!

Mermaid Desk Accessories

With the business done, it is time for something fun. Popsugar and Macy Cate Williams recently shared a collection of 15 mermaid desk accessories that any mermaid would love.

"Why not make the place where you work a deep-sea wonderland?"

From pencils to coffee mugs to mermaid tail laptop skins, it's all here! Mermaid scale mouse pads? Yes!

Are unicorn desk accessories of interest as well? There is a related link in the article just for you.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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