You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask.
Saturday, September 21 is the 29 Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste. Up and down the coast, thousands of volunteers gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.
California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds of trash from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.
Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways. It’s an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its desire for clean water and healthy marine life. It’s a moment to share with one’s neighbors, family, and friends, coming together to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our environment.*
The cleanup takes place between 9:00 am and noon.
To learn more and sign up as a volunteer, visit the website at healthebay.org.
Yes, you can do more.
Source: California Coastal Comission