Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 - Saturday, September 21
YOU Make the Difference for Clean Waterways!
Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 is fast approaching!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st
from 9:00am to Noon.
The NEC is looking for volunteers including site captains, entire teams, folks who want to join a team, or those willing to help table at the North Country Fair where we will be collecting cleanup data cards. For those interested in hitting the beach, please check our list located on the above 'sites' link to find out which beaches are currently available and in need of your help clearing marine debris. Once you’ve selected your favorite (available) beach site, call our office at 707-822-6918 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Coastal Cleanup Day began as a local program of the Northcoast Environmental Center in the mid-1970's, and has since grown into the largest volunteer event caring for the marine environment in California and across the world. The success of Coastal Cleanup Day is owed to the participation of our many long-standing site captains and volunteers, our energetic new volunteers that join us each year, and the support of our many community partners including local, national, and international businesses and organizations.
Last year, over 500 Humboldt County residents came out in support of their communities and environment, succeeding in the cleanup of more than 5 tons of trash and recyclables. Statewide, over 57,400 volunteers eliminated a total of 320 tons of trash! These impressive numbers translate to improved water quality for our oceans and waterways, which in turn means healthier human communities, healthier aquatic and coastal ecosystems, happier beach-goers, and safer wildlife that may otherwise have fallen victim to plastics or other debris by ingestion or ensnaring. With your help, we can continue our valuable tradition of cleaning our coasts and waterways, which benefits people, wildlife, and our planet as a whole.
We thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you on the beach!