California’s 23rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is coming to a Watershed near you September 15, 2007 – sign up to participate!

The California Costal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in the country. Every year, 50,000 volunteers turn out at over 700 cleanup sites statewide to conduct what has been hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as “the largest garbage collection” (1993). Since the program started in 1985, over 750,000 Californians have removed more than 12 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. This year, it’s September 15. 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 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.

Participating in Coastal Cleanup Day is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Pre-register with your local Coordinator, or simply show up at any of the drop-in sites, which will be placed on the county contact pages as they become available.

For more information, contact us at (800) COAST-4U or Join us on Saturday, September 15, from 9 a.m. to Noon for the 23rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

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