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September 13, 2011 > Coastal Cleanup Day needs volunteers

Coastal Cleanup Day needs volunteers

Submitted By Eben Schwartz

The California Coastal Commission is seeking 100,000 volunteers - what would be the largest turnout ever - for this year's Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept 17. Keeping our inland waterways and coastlines free of trash and debris is vital to the health of our oceans and environment.

Did you know that 80 percent of the trash that enters the ocean from California comes from land based sources? This means that recruiting volunteers to clean up local rivers, creeks, roadsides and other inland areas is vital to the success of this annual effort.

The Commission is continuing its "BYO for CCD" initiative, asking volunteers to bring their own bucket or reusable bag and gloves, instead of creating more trash by using the disposable supplies provided at every site. Because of this initiative, the number of plastic bags used during last year's cleanup was reduced by 30,000.

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, Sept. 17
9 a.m. to noon
1-800-COAST4U
www.coast4u.org

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