California’s coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris, if not removed, can be harmful and even fatal to all manners of marine wildlife, can damage our state’s economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun!
Want to be part of the efforts?
- San Clemente: Calafia, T-Street and Pier
- Dana Point: Doheny, San Juan Creek Chanel, Ocean Institute, Salt Creek.
- Laguna Beach: Aliso Beach Park, Main Beach.
All these locations have organized efforts - visit https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html and find out more about the specific times, most locations are 9am to noon.
Reduce waste and bring your own supplies! See below for a Coastal Cleanup Day Checklist:
- Sun protection (e.g. hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.)
- Reusable water bottle
- Bucket or reusable bag
- Reusable gloves (gardening gloves or leather work gloves)