Coastal Cleanup Day 2019
As a coastal community, we can think of a million reasons why beach cleanups are important for our local environments. Help Orange County Coast Keeper celebrate the 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day by grabbing your friends and family and take a stance against trash on Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at various locations around Dana Point including Salt Creek beach, the Ocean Institute, and Doheny State Park/San Juan Creek.
Reduce waste and bring your own supplies!
- Sun protection (e.g., hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.)
- Reusable water bottle
- Bucket or reusable bag to collect debris
- Reusable gloves (gardening gloves or leather work gloves)
Orange County Coast Keeper’s mission for the last 20 years has been to protect the region’s water resources, so they are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable for present and future generations. This outstanding organization has reached over 37,000 students, removed 95,000 pounds of trash, restored 3,000 meters of eelgrass, and engaged 22,000 community members in this cause.
These beach cleanups are another way for us to gather fresh data about the State of our coasts and the types of trash that pollutes them. By identifying the most harmful debris items, we can work towards finding ways to stop them from entering the ocean or being littered again in our local beaches.
We can’t wait to see this year’s turnout as our community comes together for another great cause close to home.
Please follow the City of Dana Point on Facebook, Instagram, Twiter @cityofdanapoint for more local events that you can get involved in.
Photo Credit: JPVS Photo