You'll hit the beaches from 1-5pm to educate beach-goers how to properly dispose of and recycle their trash while handing out trash and recycling bags. In 2010, Save Our Shores volunteers handed out 1,600 bags to beach-goers!
And on July 5th - Volunteer for Star Spangled Beach Cleanup, the 2nd largest beach cleanup of the year:
In Santa Cruz:
- Davenport Main Beach
- Panther Beach
- Main.Cowell Beach
- Seabright State Beach
- Moran Lake Beach
- Seacliff/Rio Del Mar Beach
- Del Monte Beach/Wharf #2
- Monterey State Beach
- Carmel Beach
Why do we do it? Year after year, traditions of fireworks, picnics, and the long, beach-going Fourth of July holiday weekend leaves our beautiful beaches completely trashed and polluted, harming marine life and public health.
In 2008, in addition to our annual July 5th beach cleanup, we launched our Pollution Prevention is Patriotic efforts on July 4th. We're pleased to report our efforts are working! Because our volunteers now hand out thousands of trash and recycling bags on our beaches every 4th of July and spread the Pollution Prevention message, we've seen a steep decline in the amount of trash found polluting our beaches during our July 5th Star Spangled Beach Cleanups.
Last year, our July 5th volunteers removed 3,150 lbs. of pollution from just 6 Santa Cruz beaches in 3 hours. It's essential we work together to Take Action for pollution prevention this holiday weekend.