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Mark you Calender! – California Coastal Clean-up Day is September 25th

Sep 18, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Next Saturday, September 25th, coming to a beach near you is California Coastal Clean-up Day.

Holding the Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection," the California Coastal Clean-up Day is a fun way to get together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent it.

The 2009 California Coastal Clean-up Day will have more than 80,600 volunteers working together to collect more than 1,300,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways–and that’s only for one day!

Study the map below and choose a location that you’d like to participate. After that, just head to the check-at your selected location. Be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, and good sturdy shoes. If at all possible, bring your own container for collecting trash, such as a reusable bucket, a milk jug with the top cut off, or a reused shopping bag. If you have working gloves, that won’t hurt in your clean-up efforts.

From 9:00am until noon, Heal the Bay is spearheading over 60 local Coastal Clean-up Day events, and they’ve created the map below to assist you find a location near you:


View Coastal Cleanup Day 2010 – All Sites in a larger map

In Los Angeles County, several other Clean-up Day events will be taking place. Here’s the list:

Stone Canyon Creek Restoration – Saturday, September 25th and October 9th, 10am-1pm

Please join run by the Santa Monica Baykeeper, the UCLA Lab School (ULS) and the UCLA Institute of the Environment to help restore the only remaining section of buried creek on the UCLA campus. The once mighty Stone Canyon Creek was a dominant feature of the UCLA campus in the past. Over the years, as the campus expanded, the creek was routed underground and now only this small segment running through the ULS campus. The vegetation that exists at the creek site is dominated by invasive vegetation which is choking out the few remaining native plants. Help eliminate this infestation of invasive vegetation and replant the area with native vegetation.

The newly established plants will serve as habitat to birds and other wildlife on campus. Santa Monica Baykeeper will provide all the tools and training but we need your muscle!

Meet in front of the UCLA Lab School, 330 Charles E. Young Drive North in Los Angeles. Enter the UCLA campus on Westwood Plaza from Sunset Blvd. Make an immediate left onto Charles E. Young Drive North. The school will be on right side. (Follow the Baykeeper signs.) Please wear sturdy, closed toe shoes and clothes as you’re sure to get dirty. Bring sunscreen and water. All volunteers must sign waiver to participate, minors must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. For more information, call (310) 305-9645 x101.

Salt Marsh Open House – Saturday September 25th, Noon-2pm

The Cabrillo Marine Aquariumis sponsoring a Salt Marsh Open House at the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh. There, you’ll be able to talk to Aquarium educators, look at specimens, learn about wetlands and their inhabitants–for maximum enjoyment if you have binoculars it won’t hurt to bring them along. The Aquarium is located on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. Take the 110 South, exit Gaffey Street, turn left, make a left at 22nd Street, then a right on Pacific. Turn left at Stephen M. White Drive, then proceed down the driveway to the Cabrillo Beach parking. Beach parking is $1/hour ($9 max.) or $2/hour ($15 max.) for over-sized vehicles and boats. Aquarium admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for youth. For information, email esther.nah@lacity.org or call (310) 548-7562 x217.

Walk Cabrillo – Saturday September 25th, 2-4pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquariumis sponsoring a guided tour of its coastal park to teach visitors about different ocean habitats. The Aquarium is located on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. Take the 110 South, exit Gaffey Street, turn left, make a left at 22nd Street, then a right on Pacific. Turn left at Stephen M. White Drive, then proceed down the driveway to Cabrillo Beach parking. Beach parking is $1/hour ($9 max.) or $2/hour ($15 max.) for over sized vehicles and boats. Aquarium admission is a suggested donation of $5 adults, $1 youth. For information, email esther.nah@lacity.org or call (310) 548-7562 x217.

The Research Open House at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - Saturday, September 25th, 10am-6pm

As the title suggests,, you’ll be able to learn about research opportunities at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium during a one day open house, where the staff will demonstrate different laboratory techniques and discuss project options. Research internship appointments in 2010-2011 will be based on attendance at this open house. It’s free and open to prospective volunteers aged 11 and older. For more information, please call (310) 548-7562.

Creek-side Habitat Restoration - Saturday, September 25th, 8:45am

Mountains Restoration Trust planted hundreds of beautiful native plants during the rainy season and needs volunteers to provide the plants enough water to survive until the first rains of winter. This restoration will improve the natural habitat, reduce erosion, and protect the Dry Creek and Cold Creek. Cold Creek Valley Preserve, Calabasas is located on Stunt Road 0.14 mile from Mulholland Highway. Reservations is required for the Mountains Restoration Trust – (818-591-1701 x203) or e-mail at volunteer@treepeople.org. Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sun protection and bring drinking water.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at the Alta Vicente Reserve for National Public Lands Day - Saturday, September 25th, 9am-noon

Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to help plant native vegetation to restore the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve above the coast in Rancho Palos Verdes. It’s sponsored by REI, Inc. Obviously, the day will be canceled in the event of rain. Closed-toed shoes and sun protection are a must. We strongly encourage everyone to provide their own water to reduce waste. Volunteers under 14 must have proper supervision. For more information, contact Adrienne Bosler, at abosler@pvplc.org or (310) 541-7613.

Castaic Lake National Public Lands Day – Saturday, September 25th

Participate in Castaic Lake State Recreation Area’s are also celebrating National Public Lands Day. Plant trees, clear shoreline trash, do trail maintenance, and remove weeds and brush. Its Location is 32132 Castaic Lake Drive in Castaic. For information, contact Lori Bennett at (661) 257-4050.

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