Cycles Veloce has volunteered to participate in the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The club would appreciate as many members as possible to volunteer a few hours of time to help in this cleanup effort. Be part of the solution to marine pollution!
Don’t forget to WEAR YOUR SIMPLE GREEN ATTIRE!
Details are below:
WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY? California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. 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.
WHY ARE BEACH 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 all manners of marine wildlife, can damage our state’s economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun!
WHEN: Saturday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to Noon.
SITE LOCATON: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, OC Parks.
SITE ADDRESS: 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.
VOLUNTEER SIGN-IN and MEETING LOCATION: Parking lot at Interpretive Center on Irvine Avenue and University Drive.
For more information on this site, please see: www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay
Being a “zero waste site,” please bring a reusable water bottle and a bucket or plastic shopping bag to collect trash. A completed waiver form is also required (see below). Please download, print and fill out the PDF form and bring it to the site. If you are not able to print the form, blank forms are provided at the site.
Waiver Form (PDF file, 86 KB)
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