Beach and Coastal Cleanups
Thank you to all who joined our World Oceans Day 2016 celebration on Saturday, June 11, with our partners from SF Maritime National Historical Park and Shark Stewards. You helped keep over 50 pounds of trash – mainly small pieces of plastic – and over 2000 cigarette butts from becoming harmful marine debris. You are a coastal hero in support of a trash-free San Francisco Bay!
Next up: California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 17. Multiple cleanups will take place around the Bay Area. We will have more information up about our Aquatic Park cleanup later this summer, but in the meantime, you can visit the CA Coastal Commission website to learn more:
We love working with you and other dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem. Cleanups are one important part of the solution to marine debris, but there are other actions you can take too. Reducing the amount of trash we generate is the ultimate solution, so using your reusable bags, bottles, and mugs are excellent daily habits to maintain. You can also avoid plastic straws and utensils; and look for products that minimize packaging waste. Kudos if you are already developing these habits!
Thank you again for being a coastal hero and helping to keep trash out of San Francisco Bay. We hope to see you again at a future coastal cleanup!
Check out some photos from our recent World Oceans Day cleanup.
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