Beach and Coastal Cleanups

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We love caring for our coasts!

Coastal Cleanup Day was a huge success! 

Thank you to the seventy-two volunteers of all ages who cleaned up Aquatic Park for California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19th! We removed almost 200 pounds of trash from SF Maritime National Historical Park, and kept it from becoming marine debris polluting San Francisco Bay, and eventually the Pacific ocean. Check out a few great photos below.

This year was the 31st California Coastal Cleanup Day, and over 53,555 volunteers came out across the state to remove over 307 TONS of trash from California watersheds and coastlines.

In addition to our Aquatic Park site, Aquarium of the Bay and the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park worked with many partners to coordinate Coastal Cleanup Day along the Bay side of San Francisco. At all levels, Coastal Cleanup Day keeps pollution out of our waterways, and reminds us all of the need to minimize sources of litter in the first place.
Missed the cleanup? No need to wait until next year’s Coastal Cleanup Day (always on the 3rd Saturday in September). We’ll be gearing up for more beach and shoreline cleanups before then. Mark your calendars for our next cleanup event on Monday, January 18, 2016, as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. More information and registration details will be posted here later this year; or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.
Other regular Bay Area beach and shoreline cleanup opportunities:
Surfrider SF Chapter
Sea Scavenger Conservancy
Golden Gate Parks Conservancy


Photos from the cleanup:

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