Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup Day

Of course, it would be easier if people just didn’t litter, but since they do, someone has to pick it up.

This weekend is your chance to volunteer to tidy up the state’s beaches and other waterways as part of the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

In case you aren’t feeling motivated, here are some encouraging facts: In 2009, more than 80,600 volunteers collected more than 1,300,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from state beaches, lakes and waterways. Since the program started in 1985, more than 800,000 Californians have removed more than 14 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast.

Coastal Cleanup Day is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, e-mail coast4u@coastal.ca.gov or call (800) COAST-4U.

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