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Coastal Cleanup Day

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Choose one out of 61 sites throughout L.A. County

WHEN

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

WHO NEEDS TO HELP

Mom, Dad or other grown-up to take you to the event (for those under 16)

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

These clean ups do make a difference. In 2017, volunteers cleaned up sites from Compton to Malibu and collected roughly 23,000 pounds of trash in under three hours. For some perspective, that’s about the weight of two T. Rex dinosaurs! Not only that, those at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve cleanup site noticed there was considerably less plastic bags found compared to previous years. In all, more than 9,600 volunteers joined Heal the Bay at 61 different sites spanned across L.A. County. Read more here about last year’s event.

DESCRIPTION

Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment. Heal the Bay organizes efforts in Los Angeles County to remove trash and debris from local habitats and communities. During Coastal Cleanup Day 2017, volunteers removed 800,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s coast and inland waterways in only three hours. There’s truly power in numbers.


ITEMS NEEDED

1. A completed safety waiver form (which must be brought the day of the beach cleanup)

2. Cleanup supplies such as  bags and garden gloves (but if you forget them that day, they will be provided)

3. A resuable water bottle and sunscreen (as needed)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be 13 years or older OR accompanied by an adult.


NEXT STEPS

Signup for the Coastal Cleanup Day through Heal the Bay's sign-up page. For more information or to learn about being a Site Captain for the next Coastal Cleanup Day, For questions or for more information, contact Halina Do-Linh, Volunteer Programs Coordinator, at (310) 393-6149 ext. 114 or hdolinh@healthebay.org. Volunteers must be 13 years or older OR accompanied by an adult.


CONTACT INFO

(310)393-6149 ext. 114

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Have a parent or guardian signup for the Coastal Cleanup Day through our sign-up page. You may sign up as an individual or join an already existing group. If you are participating as a large group, please create a group registration and ask your members to register via your group page. Click here to see a map of over 50 cleanup sites throughout southern California.

2. Have a parent or guardian complete and sign the safety waiver for you to bring the day of the cleanup.

3. Once at the beach cleanup, pick up your registration information, watch the safety presentations, and collect your cleanup supplies (if you did not bring your own).

4. Have fun! And keep in mind that there's no other single-day volunteer event that even comes close to the impact of Coastal Cleanup Day!

Note: Site Captains are needed for Coastal Cleanup Day. Contact Halina Do-Linh, Volunteer Programs Coordinator, at (310) 393-6149 ext. 114 or hdolinh@healthebay.org if interested in  learning more about this opportunity and required August training.

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