Up and down the coast of California, people have spent decades keeping the beautiful white sand beaches as pristine as possible. In Santa Monica, Save the Bay has been a rallying cry not only for beach cleanup, but for the water quality in the ocean there as well.
Save Our Shores in Northern California hosts a bi-monthly clean up that tackles cleaning up two beaches every month. Upcoming beach cleanups include some of the most amazing beaches along the California Cost. This effort serves a two-fold purpose—first, cleaning up the beaches themselves, but second, to avoid something known as “litter washing.” This involves cleaning out storm drains and other areas that drain into the ocean. This protects both the beach and the water quality. It’s no fun going to the beach and seeing trash in the water and washing on the shore.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to spruce up in one of California’s northern beach communities, Saving Our Shores has at least one or two events every single week—take advantage of it! Here are some upcoming dates:
- Cowells Project in Santa Cruz on October 30, 2016. [Details]
- Davenport Main Beach, November 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. [Details]
- Monterey Monthly Cleanup Fort Ord Dunes State Beach, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. [Details]