The 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day this upcoming September 19th.
WHY: Because San Diego Bay is the second most polluted water way in the nation, marine debris is a pervasive problem regarding the health of our oceans, San Diego Coastkeeper is working with other local and global organizations to promote Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year over 160,000 pounds of debris was removed locally, 13 million globally, and prevented from entering the ocean, making our beaches safer and cleaner.
WHO: Various local organizations including community groups, Coastkeeper members, government, volunteers, academic institutions, and corporate businesses come together on this Day in a global effort that has become one of the largest volunteer activities in the world. About 1 million Californians participated last year, and we are growing this number!
ABOUT SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER: San Diego Coastkeeper is a locally-based non-profit organization and is San Diegos official agency of the international Waterkeeper Alliance, which works to protect the worlds waterways. Coastkeeper protects the regions bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them. We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.
ZONE 3 OPPORTUNITY FOR ROCK SURF MINISTRY: The clean-up event is a fun opportunity to reach out to the San Diego community. There are different zones we can choose from. Zone 3 is the PB area so perhaps we want to sign up for this area?