Washed Ashore™ Sculpture Exhibit

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Reiman Gardens will feature 10, larger-than-life sea creature sculptures made from trash collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of the pollution in our oceans and waterways. Clean water is important to all life, and Reiman Gardens is the first public garden to bring you this message of conservation, protection and recycling through these original, inventive and imaginative garbage-to-art sculptures. The exhibit will run April 29 – October 31, 2017.

CLICK HERE to visit the Washed Ashore™ website.

Marine debris is a planet-wide problem. Approximately 300 million pounds of plastic is produced globally each year and less than 10% of that is recycled. Much of it ends up in the ocean. This exhibit is a wake-up call for all of us, whether we live near the ocean or in the heart of the Midwest. We are all impacted by water pollution, not only from trash that is thrown into the oceans, but also into our own Iowa rivers and streams.

Reiman Gardens will be the first public gardens in the entire country to host this colorful, garbage-to-art exhibit, joining the ranks of the Smithsonian, National Zoo, Denver Zoo, SeaWorld Parks, the San Francisco Zoo and more!

CLICK HERE to download an informational PDF.