Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 25, 2010

The annual Coastal Cleanup Day is happening on Sat., Sept. 25 this year.
California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in the country. In 2009, more than 80,600 volunteers worked together to collect more than 1,300,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. Since the program started in 1985, over 800,000 Californians have removed more than 14 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. For more information visit the California Coastal Commission.

There are many events planned up and down the California coast. Here is a NorCal sampler.

Surfrider San Francisco sponsors:
Beach Cleanup: Join us anytime between 10:00AM–12:00PM at Ocean Beach’s Stairway 17 at Great Highway (across the road from the Beach Chalet). Surfrider Foundation beach cleanup with Parks Conservancy. Please contact Surfrider or Parks Conservancy if you expect to bring a large group. All supplies are provided for the cleanup. Please dress for the often cold and windy weather at Ocean Beach.

Surfrider San Mateo County sponsors:
Beach Cleanup: Join us anytime between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay for CA Coastal Cleanup Day 2010. We’ll have some really cool promotional items for beach cleanup participants and the LIVE 105 Action Team will be on hand with free giveaways.
Stop by our booth at this year’s Pacific Coast Fog Fest on Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica. We’ll be there from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm promoting Surfrider. Pick up one of our new t-shirts, take advantage of our membership promotion or make a donation to our Stop the Bag Monsters campaign.
Come listen to live surf music from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Octopus Lounge in Pacifica. Featured bands will be The Deadlies and Surfrider’s own Surfer Spud with his band Drifting Sand.

More details for all Surfrider San Mateo events:

Surfrider Marin sponsors multiple beach cleanups: