The community is encouraged to make a positive impact on local marine life by volunteering at California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. This annual event draws more than 65,000 volunteers statewide in a joint effort to clean up waterways and coastlines.
“Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students and community groups to show support for our natural resources and learn about the impacts of marine debris and how our everyday actions can make a difference,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
El Dorado Nature Center staff is coordinating Long Beach’s cleanup efforts, in cooperation with the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Marine Institute, Friends of Colorado Lagoon, the Seal Beach Yacht Club and Clean LB. People can participate by showing up at one of the following six locations:
- Alamitos Bay Marina, 255 N. Marina Dr.
- Belmont Pier, 39th Place, south of Ocean Boulevard
- Cherry Beach, Junipero Avenue, south of Ocean Boulevard
- Colorado Lagoon, 5119 E Colorado St.
- The Peninsula, Ocean Boulevard at 72nd Place
- Sea Scout Base, 5875 E. Appian Way
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable buckets to collect debris for disposal.
More information is available at www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter or by calling El Dorado Nature Center at 562.570.1745.