29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Sat, Sept 21st |@cleanupday #CoastalCleanupDay

The California Coastal Commission recently announced the 29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day (the state’s largest volunteer event) to take place on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. The event is expected to draw more than 70,000 volunteers who will remove the trash and marine debris accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines over the past year at over 800 locations.

To raise awareness and prompt volunteers to register for the Cleanup, the Commission will launch a “Countdown to Trash Extinction” campaign on Friday, August 23rd. In the 29 days leading up to Coastal Cleanup Day, the Commission will post information on its Facebook page and Twitter feeds to enlist Californians in learning about the trash that litters our coast and inland shorelines:

  • what it is,
  • why it’s so damaging to our aquatic and coastal environments, and
  • what they can do to help keep trash out of our environment throughout the year.

“Some very talented volunteers developed our publicity campaign this year, which has the rallying cry ‘Let’s make trash extinct,’” said Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager for the California Coastal Commission. “We want to build on this theme, not just for Coastal Cleanup Day but year-round. Over the course of the 29 days leading up to the Cleanup, we will give everyone in California a thorough education about simple steps they can take to join the battle against marine debris and plastic pollution.”


The statewide event is presented by the California Coastal Commission with lead sponsorship from Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water by CG Roxane. Additional support comes from NOAA, CalOES, Whole Foods Market, Oracle, Chipotle, Clif Bar, Nature’s Path, Ocean Conservancy, Bank of America, See’s Candies, Union Bank, and Lindamar Industries.

The Coastal Cleanup Day Program has long-standing partnerships with Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water, Whole Foods Markets, and Oracle. These corporate partners have been the backbone of this event, enabling it to take place year after year. A new partner this year, Chipotle Mexican Grill, is planning on going a little further to help reward all the hard-working (and hungry!) Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers, by providing a free entrée currency card to each individual.

Coastal Cleanup Day 2013
Saturday, September 21st
9 am to Noon
For a list of locations in Orange County,
For more information on the Cleanup and the Let’s Make Trash Extinct campaign, please visit www.coastalcleanupday.org. Please follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/CaliforniaCoast or Twitter @CleanUpDay.

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California Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 is supported by the California Coastal Commission, California State Parks Foundation, and Ocean Conservancy. This event is made possible by the hard work of hundreds of local non-profits and government agencies throughout the state and tens of thousands of volunteers annually.

The Commission is committed to protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations. It does so through careful planning and regulation of environmentally-sustainable development, strong public participation, education, and effective intergovernmental coordination. The Coastal Cleanup Day Program is part of its effort to raise public awareness of marine and coastal resources and promote coastal stewardship.

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