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Coastal Cleanup Day – Sat. Sept. 21 – 9am to noon – Malibu Lagoon

September 11, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019: Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, from 9:00 A.M. to Noon at the Malibu Lagoon.  Help us clear the trash around the lagoon!  Last year, over 500,000 people participated world-wide on a single day, and in three hours picked up over 400 tons of trash from California’s coast and inland waterways. In Los Angeles County 13,464 individuals picked up over 29.8 tons of trash from 78 cleanup sites in 3 hours. Ninety percent of all floating marine debris is plastic.  As we know, bright colored plastics or small micro-plastics can be confused for food.  A 2012 study by the Convention on Biological Diversity found that 663 marine species have been impacted by plastic litter through ingestion or entanglement.  It is important that we clean the lagoon area before the first rains come and carry everything out to the ocean.

Chris deals with weighty matters (L.Johnson 9/20/14)

Chris deals with weighty matters (L.Johnson 9/20/14)

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  We encourage you to get waivers and registration forms on-line at http://healthebay.org/event/coastal-cleanup-day-2019/ (click the “Register” button, then and choose the “English Waiver” or “Spanish Waiver”), print it and fill it out before you come.  Waivers will be also be available at the site.  Our chapter concentrates its efforts at Malibu Lagoon, but you can call 1-800-HEALBAY for information and other places to volunteer.  Parking will probably be free at the lagoon on this day – it has been before.  If possible, bring your own gloves, bucket for trash,  and sunscreen.   Don’t worry if you forget because from 9:00 a.m. until noon, volunteers will be given supplies and instructions on how to carry out a beach cleanup.

Family Guide: Suitable for everyone but toddlers.  Small children, already close to the ground, are great at picking up those tiny pieces of plastic.

Information Contact: Ellen Vahan (310-476-3359)

[Directions] Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road in Malibu.  Parking in the official lagoon lot is $12+ or by annual pass.  You may also park either along PCH north of Cross Creek Road or on Cross Creek Road itself but be careful – some parts of PCH are off-limits (read the signs carefully.)  Lagoon parking in the shopping center lot is not permitted.

Hey! Look guys! You can see the bottom! (J Kenney)

Hey! Look guys! You can see the bottom! (J Kenney)

 

 

 

 

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