Beach Clean-Up

By Robb Bailey

The San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation organized the 4th Annual Morning After Mess Beach Cleanup Day, on Thursday July 5th. The much-needed event pairs volunteers with post-Independence Day garbage left by 4th of July beach goers.

Every year the city’s resources are challenged by the amount of garbage left in the wake of San Diego’s busiest holiday. Surfrider organizes the annual cleanup to ensure that the trash gets out in its place on July 5th. The result is a clean beach that we can all enjoy again.

The 4th Annual Morning After Mess had over 1,000 volunteers cleanup over 9,000 pounds of trash. Next year don’t forget to participate!

Other Surfrider Events/Actions:

* The San Diego Chapter Meeting is the third Wednesday of each month.
* Within the next few weeks they will be conducting a volunteer training for the Save Trestles Campaign. Get involved to save Trestles from the Toll Road!
* Tons of Volunteer opportunities, including: HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTT campaign. This is the Foundation’s campaign to educate the public against throwing their cigarette butts on the ground and streets.

Visit SurfriderSD.org to stay up to date and learn more.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ? On Sunday March 18, 2007, the Sunset Cliffs Surfing Association (SCSA) and I love a clean San Diego hosted a cleanup of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. SCSA and I love a Clean San Diego members armed themselves with gloves, collection bags, and wheel barrows to pick up trash and litter left behind in the Natural Park. In the past, the cleanups have netted trash and debris ranging from cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and broken glass to abandoned furniture. The Sunset Cliffs Natural Park cleanup is held three times a year to keep the open areas of the park free of litter and prevent broken glass and trash from washing down the canyons to the beach and contaminating the ocean environment. The cleanup is a chance for both organizations to gladly give back to the community of Point Loma and Ocean Beach.

Contact:
Greg Hankins
Voice/Fax: (619) 225-1695
E-mail: hankins@cox.net