The 2014 Coastal Cleanup Day took place on Saturday, Sept. 20. Tens of thousands of Californians came to lend a hand in support of clean beaches and inland waterways at the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. They scoured beaches and inland waterways, picking up trash and debris at more than 850 sites in 55 of California’s 58 counties, gathering hundreds of tons of trash during this three-hour event. Beach, inland waterway, and community cleanups took place up and down the California coast, from Mexico to the Oregon border, around San Francisco Bay, and at sites as far inland as Lake Tahoe.
With all of the cleanup sites reporting, the Orange County count stands at 7,053 volunteers. Those volunteers picked up 67,139 pounds of trash and recyclable materials over 91 miles.
For more information about Coastal Cleanup Day 2015, contact Courtney James, OC Coastkeeper Education Coordinator, at Courtney@coaskeeper.org or (714) 850-1965 ext. 305.
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