Clean it Up
WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Give the ocean thanks on Sept. 25 with one of these coastal cleanup events.
Go prepared to the cleanup with some
of these bring-your-own essentials to
reduce the amount of waste at your beach:
Bring a reusable bag to collect trash in.
If you don’t have a reusable bag, try
bringing a paper bag, which decomposes
easier than plastic bags.
Bring a pair of washable gloves from
home, instead of using the disposable
plastic gloves provided at the cleanup.
Bring a filled, reusable water bottle to the
cleanup rather than a disposable water bottle.
Use public transportation, bike or carpool
to the cleanup to be extra green.
The ocean gives to us Southern Californians in so many ways – and yet, we don't always remember to give back. On September 25, 2010, we'll have plenty of opportunities to say thank you to our Orange County coast with the help of California’s Coastweeks, an event celebrating the sea.
According to the California Coastal Commission, last year's event attracted over 80,600 volunteers that collected more than 1,300,000 pounds of trash from beaches, lakes and waterways – making it one of the largest volunteer events of the year.
Get involved with one of these chances to clean up the coast in Orange County on September 25:
Aliso Creek County Beach
Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach
Meet at: Parking lot
RSVP: 949.690.2510 or 949.573.8624
Off Balboa Boulevard at Main and Ocean Front Street in Newport Beach
Meet at: Base of the pier
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach
7851 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
Meet at: Outside headquarters building
Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Pacific Coast Highway halfway between Warner Avenue and Seapoint Drive in Huntington Beach
Meet at: The South Lot across the street from the entrance of Bolsa Chica State Beach
Tips: Carpooling and/or drop-off is highly encouraged as parking is limited.
Corona del Mar Main Beach and Little Corona
The beach can be reached via an access road near the intersection of Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar.
Meet at: Main Beach Lifeguard Building
Crystal Cove State Park
Pacific Coast Highway and Reef Point or Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Coast
Meet at: Reef Point Parking Lot or Pelican Point Parking Lot
Dana Point Harbor Cigarette Butt Roundup
34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point
Meet at: Promenade area in front of Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Tips: Free parking from 9 a.m.-noon in the Dana Wharf and Mariner’s Village parking lots. In an effort to maintain a zero-waste event, please bring your own bucket or bag. There will be bags available should you not be able to bring your own.
Dana Point Harbor Underwater Cleanup
34571 Golden Lantern, Dana Point
Meet at: Parking lot east of Harpoon Henry’s Restaurant
Tips: Free parking from 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot east of Harpoon Henry’s Restaurant. Must possess current Open Water or equivalent Dive Certification (PADI, NAUI or equivalent). If under 18 years old, must have signed parental consent. Registration fee of $20 includes an event T-shirt, food and beverage.
Dana Point Marine Conservation Area
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point
Meet at: West end of Dana Point Harbor, behind the Ocean Institute at the steps to the Dana Point Marine Protected Area
RSVP:: 949.496.2274 Ext. 314
Doheny State Beach and San Juan Creek
25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point
Meet at: Lifeguard headquarters
Tips: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own working gloves, boots and water bottle. All other supplies will be provided. A barbecue, courtesy of Dana Point, will take place after the event.
RSVP:: 949.496.2704 or 949.248.3584
Huntington City Beach
Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach
Meet at: North side of Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington State Beach
21601 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach
Meet at: Outside headquarters building
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange.
Meet at: Park attendant will direct volunteers to parking lot number three.
Crescent Bay Beach, Heisler Park, Diver's/Shaw's Cove, Main Beach, Victoria Beach, Treasure Island Beach
Meet at: Check website for maps of multiple sites.
Salt Creek Beach
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point
Meet at: Center of parking lot, top of access road
San Clemente Pier
611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente
Meet at: San Clemente Pier
San Clemente State Beach
225 W. Avenida Calafia, San Clemente
Meet at: Calafia Beach
Upper Newport Bay Water Cleanup
600 Shellmaker Rd., Newport Beach
Meet at: Back Bay Science Center Parking Lot.
Tips: There is limited parking available. Volunteers are encouraged to be dropped off or to carpool or park along Back Bay Drive.