Dana Point to take part in CA Coastal Cleanup Day

September 4, 2016 by  

Each year citizens up and down the California coast gather on a designated day in September to tidy up the state’s beaches and this year three Dana Point locations will be among 47 sites.

Volunteers are being sought to clean Salt Creek Beach, Capistrano Beach and the beach at Dana Point Harbor for the 2016 California Coastal Cleanup Day. Many organizations and church groups, with the assistance of a flyer printing service marshal their members to participate in events such as this one.

Last year’s event, which drew over 600 volunteers to the city’s breaches, involved only the Salt Creek and Capo Beach locations and was the first year for the latter’s inclusion. Over 42,000 pounds of refuse was collected from Orange County beaches last year by around 7,000 volunteers.

The local portion of this event is hosted by OC Parks in conjunction with the Capo Beach Surfrider Foundation, Capo Cares and various harbor area businesses. The addition of the Dana Point Harbor location means even more help will be needed this year.

The 2016 cleanup event is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 9:00 am to noon. There is no cost to take part, and supplies will be provided. Nevertheless, participants are encouraged to bring gloves and a basket or reusable bag and as well as refillable water bottle.