Time: September 19, 2009 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Silver Strand State Beach
Street: Off State Route 75
City/Town: Coronado, California
Website or Map: http://www.barbaratdenny.com
Event Type: silver, stand, beach, cleanup, saturday, sept, 19
Organized By: California Coastal Commission and Area Sponsors
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2009
Coronado City Councilwoman
Coronado Cays HOA President
invite you to join them
for the California Coastal Commission's
25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.
Where: Silver Strand State Beach (main lifeguard tower)
When: Saturday, September 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
More information: www.barbaratdenny.com.
Directions: Silver Strand State Beach is located off State Route 75 across from the Coronado Cays between Coronado Village and Imperial Beach. The main lifeguard tower is on the ocean side of the park near the snack bar in the parking lot.
Parking is free for cleanup volunteers.
Scout badges are available for cleanup volunteers.
Parental forms for minor volunteers are available at http://www.cleanupday.org/cleanupsites.htm?ID=E&ID2=89.
All volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a signed parental form to Silver Strand Beach in order to participate in the event.
All volunteers are welcome even though the above website link notes that "this cleanup site is currently full."
Since the event inception twenty-five years ago by the California Coastal Commission, here are a few of the things that thousands of volunteers have accomplished on annual Coastal Cleanup Day according to www.cleanupday.org:
(1) Engaged nearly 1 million volunteers across the state of California since its inception 25 years ago.
(2) Protected species across the globe, including local shrikes, California least tern and the Green sea turtle.
(3) Prevented marine animals across the state of California from accidentally ingesting plastic debris, including plastic bags commonly mistaken for jellyfish by many sea turtles, and brightly colored pieces of plastic eaten by seabirds.
(4) Reduced the number of marine species killed by plastic debris, which currently stands at 1 million each year.
(5) Just last year, prevented 160,000 pounds of debris from continuing to contaminate local waterways, beaches, and bays, and 13 million pounds globally.
(6) Slowed the growth of the Pacific Gyre garbage patch, a plastic soup of marine debris that covers an area of open ocean estimated to be at least twice the size of Texas.
(7) Protected and enhanced San Diego’s natural heritage, from our world-famous beaches to our picturesque open space canyons.
(8) Promoted sustainability in San Diego, through reusable bottle and bag giveaways thus discouraging the use of disposable plastic products.
(9) Joined 104 other countries and 42 U.S. states at 6,485 sites in a global effort.
(10) Tracked data on the types of marine debris found, leading to important legislation and behavior change, such as smoking bans on local beaches.
Comment (keep it clean & on topic)
Councilwoman Barbara Denny has decided to hide the list of guests.