Belk, ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green® and United by Blue Host Wrightsville Beach Cleanup Event

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Volunteers can sign up now for the cleanup on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30-11:00 a.m.

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ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green® and INVISTA, maker of XTRA LIFE LYCRA® fiber, have joined forces, partnering with Belk and United by Blue to host the third annual beach cleanup in Wrightsville Beach, NC on Saturday, April 26th from 8:30 – 11 a.m. Joining in the cleanup efforts will be acclaimed marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey, whose foundation encourages conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments.

More than 500 pounds of trash was removed during the cleanup at Myrtle Beach, SC last summer and the goal is to exceed that amount in Wrightsville Beach on April 26th. The cleanup will focus on the bay side of the beach and all volunteers will receive free breakfast snacks, bags, sunscreen, gloves, water and other supplies.

The missions of Belk, ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green®, United By Blue and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are interwoven with sustainable philosophies and through the April 26th event encourage volunteers in the Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington communities to get involved and help with the cleanup. To sign up and get more information, go to Wrightsville Beach Cleanup on the United by Blue website or call 215-642-0693.

About ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green®
ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green® is an eco-swimwear collection made-in-America from recycled nylons and other eco-friendly materials and technologies. ECO SWIM® helps to reduce your carbon footprint in the sand, while leading the way in sustainable, quality fashion that can make a difference. The collection is available at leading specialty stores and better department stores nationwide.

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA’s technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce high-performance polymers and fibers for clothing, cars, home and industrial goods, and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit

About United by Blue
United By Blue is a company focused on ocean and waterway conservation. We use our business as a way to have a tangible impact on one of the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet: ocean and waterway pollution. Therefore, in 2010 we set out with a simple but meaningful approach to conservation. For every product sold, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups. We have organized and hosted 100 cleanups over the past four years working alongside more than 3,500 volunteers to remove 171,435 pounds of trash.

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 300 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In the fiscal year ending Feb. 1, 2014, the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $20.9 million to communities within Belk market areas.

About Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation funds inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs to encourage conservation and best management practices for sustainable marine environments. For more information on the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, click here.

LYCRA® is a trademark of INVISTA

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