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Contact: Anela Ramos, 415-464-5146
Point Reyes National Seashore, in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission and Point Reyes National Seashore Association, will be sponsoring a beach cleanup at Drakes Beach on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The cleanup will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a family friendly event. Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, lunch and/or snacks, their own reusable water bottles, garden gloves, and reusable bags or buckets for collecting trash.
California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event in the country focused on the marine environment. On this day, over 50,000 volunteers turn out to over 700 cleanup sites statewide to conduct what has been hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection" (1993). Since the program started in 1985, close to 1 million Californians have removed almost 20 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast. In 2014, nearly 67,000 volunteers removed more than 1,190,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California's beaches, lakes, and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by The Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year.
Everybody that joins a beach cleanup is required to sign a waiver at the event. Those under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a legal parent or guardian; if you need a waiver sent to you for your child (electronic or mail), please call or email Anela Ramos, the beach captain at 415-464-5146 or by email.