2012 SLO County CCD Results:
2,500 lbs of debris
207 lbs of recycleables
The 2013 Coastal Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday, September 21. To find out how you or your group can be involved at one of the 28 locations throughout SLO County, call ECOSLO (805) 544-8529. And check our event calendar for other beach cleanup opportunites!
INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP
For more than a quarter of a century volunteers with Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup have picked up everything imaginable along the world's shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even the proverbial kitchen sink. These passionate ocean lovers not only pick up trash that endangers the health of humans, wildlife, and coastal economies, they count every item as well. The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index provides an invaluable snapshot of just what's out there.
WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY?
California Coastal Cleanup Day, is an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state's largest volunteer event. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world. Here in SLO County local orginizations have joined forces to create Coastal and Creek Cleanup day which brings volunteers out to not only clean up our counties coastline but to collect debris from entire watersheds!
WHY ARE WATERSHED CLEANUPS IMPORTANT?
California's coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris, if not removed, can be harmful and even fatal to wildlife, which in turn can damage our state's economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal and Creek Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of debris, and have fun!
ECOSLO is committed to eliminating the waste created at Coastal and Creek Cleanup Day.
A big thanks to our 2012 sponsors and volunteer groups!