• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Fun For the Whole Family at the 2000 Annual Beach Cleanup at Point Reyes National Seashore

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Date: September 13, 2000
Contact: Melinda Repko, 415-464-5134

Join Point Reyes National Seashore in its annual Beach Clean-up titled "Time to Clean the Coast". Last year residents throughout Marin County collected over 17,000 pounds of trash and 3,000 pounds of recyclable materials! Come get empowered and do something positive for the environment. Tallies will be noted for the kinds of trash collected. The California Coastal Commission collects data to document the types of pollution on our beaches and their potential points of origin. You can make a difference.

This year, the event is set for Saturday, September 16th. Participants will meet at the Limantour Beach parking lot at 9:30 am. Wear outdoor attire; layered clothing, sunscreen, hat, and bring water and garden gloves if you have them. Each participant receives a free water filter for his or her efforts. Come have fun at the beach and tell your friends or bring a group.

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Did You Know?

The pernicious Cig Egret makes its nest in beaches, estuaries, and marshes. Physical removal is the only means of eradication.

40 percent of all debris items picked up during California Coastal Cleanup Days are cigarette butts. In 2008, volunteers picked up over 340,000 of them in only three hours. 2008 was the 24th straight year in which cigarette butts were the most numerous debris item picked up. More...