Thursday, July 4, 2013

The 2013 "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt Is On!

Calling All Treasure Hunters!

If you find a one-inch blue and white marble on a Boston area beach from July 4 through Halloween, you could win a round-trip ticket from JetBlue Airways to any domestic destination they serve from Boston's Logan Airport!

Help us find our marbles and you could be a winner!
This summer, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is again partnering with JetBlue Airways for the "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt. It is free and easy to enter. If you find a marble on your favorite beach from Nahant to Nantasket, just post a picture of yourself with the marble on Save the Harbor's Facebook page at or email your photo and contact information to

If you don't find a marble, you can still join in the fun. Just make an online contribution of any amount to Save the Harbor / Save the Bay between July 4 and October 31 and you will be entered into the contest as well. 

The "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt began in 2012 on the beaches of South Boston with a beach clean up sponsored by JetBlue in partnership with the Massachusetts DCR. In just a few short hours, more than 100 people did 5 weeks worth of work cleaning up the beaches. At the end of the day, the participants released their marbles into the water for Boston beach-goers to find.

Ronda Ivy McLeod, JetBlue's Regional Marketing Manager, is looking forward to this year's treasure hunt. "We are proud of our relationship with Save the Harbor and with the community.  Boston is home to our 2,000 crewmembers, who mirror the company's philanthropic efforts with their own volunteer work locally. Partnering with Save the Harbor on the treasure hunt is right in line with our fun value as well as our commitment to the city that chooses JetBlue more than any other airline out of Logan."

"JetBlue Airways is a terrific partner," said Save the Harbor's Bruce Berman. "They care about their customers and our communities, and they are always fun to work with. We really appreciate their support"

Of course the marbles are environmentally friendly. "These marbles are made from glass, which is made from sand." said Berman."Its a great way to encourage people to explore and enjoy the Boston Harbor region's great public beaches."
One of last year's winners with her marble
More than 300 marbles have been "released" so far on Boston area beaches from Nahant to Nantasket by Save the Harbor's summer staffers and Better Beaches program partners already, so start hunting!

Save the Harbor will announce the winners on their Facebook page at

The first drawing is on the day after Labor Day, so get busy - and stay tuned.

--Rachel Frenkil
Communication and Events Summer Intern

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