Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday
[From Humboldt Baykeeper]
Join us from 9 a.m. to noon to clean up the North Jetty along with volunteers from Surfrider Humboldt. Bring gloves if you can–we’ll supply the bags and the dumpster!
Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring drinking water. Sign-in will be between 9-10 a.m.
Directions: Take Hwy 255 to Samoa, go past the Samoa Cookhouse turn, and drive to the very end of 255. You will pass Fairhaven, The Samoa Boat Ramp County Park and enter into BLM managed Samoa Dunes Recreation Area. Drive past the Coast Guard Station to the end of the road to the North Jetty parking lot.
The Northcoast Environmental Center is organizing teams for numerous additional locations–to join a team, contact NEC at 822-6918.
Trash is more than just an eyesore on our beaches. Plastics and other non-biodegradeable items create safety hazards for beachgoers and fishermen, but also will eventually make their way out to sea, where they cause various impacts on seabirds, marine mammals, fish, and shellfish.
In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.
For more info, including past results and photos, visit the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Cleanup website.