June 5, 2013

New Beachkeepers Program to Launch this Saturday, June 8th


Volunteers who want to take action above and beyond regularly scheduled Save Our Shores cleanups can now take matters—and trash—into their own hands. The Beachkeepers program is set to launch on June 8, 2013 for World Ocean Day.

 Beachkeepers is an exciting new venture that connects the community and Save Our Shores, the Adopt-A-Beach manager for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Official Beachkeepers will receive training and the tools needed to safely clean up their favorite Santa Cruz beach.

The goal of this expanded program is to reach out to the community and empower volunteers! Beachkeepers can write about their experience and upload pictures to social network sites and blogs to motivate and support each other in their endeavor to keep beaches beautiful.

Future Beachkeepers can meet with Save Our Shores staff and volunteers for the launch and first training session at Seacliff State Beach from 10am-noon on June 8.

Don’t fret if you can’t make it to the first training. The Beachkeepers program is designed to allow members to cleanup when they can! Please come to any Santa Cruz monthly cleanup—the 3rd Saturday of every month—to register and receive your materials to get started.

As a reminder, you can join us for group cleanups as well.

June Public Cleanups:

June 8th 10am-noon Monterey Monthly Beach Cleanup at Carmel Beach
June 9th 9am-11am Xstream Cleanup at Davenport Main Beach
June 15th 10am-noon Santa Cruz Monthly Beach Cleanup at Sunset State Beach
June 16th, 23rd and 30th 9am-11am Xstream Cleanup at Davenport Main Beach

Find out more at the Beachkeepers Santa Cruz Facebook Page

1 comment:

  1. They also have their own website: http://sosbeachkeepers.org

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