on Saturday, September 17th. Coastal Cleanup day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in the world. California Coastal Cleanup is an international event with over 100 countries participating in cleanup efforts on a single day. In 2009, more than 80,600 volunteers worked together to collect more than 1,300,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways.
Save Our Shores coordinates nearly 4,000 local volunteers to remove close to 15,000 pounds of trash and recycle from Monterey Bay beaches and waterways in just 3 hours.
“The Coastal Cleanup is about so much more to me than picking up trash. It reminds and inspires me to change the way I interact with our environment: To remember to bring a reusable bag to the grocery store or to bike instead of drive. This event is also about community, about coming together as neighbors to enjoy a morning together on our beautiful coastline,” says Parker.
Supervisor Parker is inviting Monterey County residents to join her on Saturday September 17th from 9am to 12 noon at the Fort Ord Dunes State Beach.
Please register to participate at www.saveourshores.org.
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