27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day!

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27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day!

Time: September 17, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Cabrillo Beach & various beaches up and down the coast!
Street: 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
City/Town: San Pedro
Website or Map: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/pub…
Phone: (310) 548-7562 - Cabrillo Marine Museum
Event Type: coastal, clean-up, with, 80, 000, of, your, friends!
Organized By: California Coastal Commission
Latest Activity: Aug 9, 2011

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California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in the country. In 2010, more than 80,300 volunteers worked together to collect more than 1,100,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways.

California Coastal Cleanup Day has been hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection" (1993). Since the program started in 1985, over 800,000 Californians have removed more than 15 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast.

When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by The Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year.

Coastal Cleanup Day is the highlight of the California Coastal Commission's year 'round Adopt-A-Beach® program and takes place every year on the third Saturday of September, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Coming at the end of the summer beach season and right near the start of the school year, 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! Coastal Cleanup Day is also the kick-off event for Coastweeks—three weeks of coastal and water-related events for the whole family.

The Coastal Commission is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of Coastal Cleanup Day. Please join our efforts this year by turning out to the Cleanup with a "Bring Your Own" philosophy. Learn more on our BYO page.

For more information, contact us at (800) COAST-4U or coast4u@coastal.ca.gov.

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to Noon for the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Be part of the solution to marine pollution! Runs from Saturday, September 17th thru to Sunday, October 9th!

Check out our COASTWEEKS Calendar! Coastweeks takes place in the three weeks following Coastal Cleanup Day. You can participate in nature walks, restoration efforts, workshops, and more! Just visit our COASTWEEKS page to find an event that's right for you. Or visit our Adopt-A-Beach® page to see how you can participate in cleanup events all year-round!




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