JUNE 11: Coastkeeper to Reach 10,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at Beach Cleanups

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MEDIA ALERT
May 23, 2016
Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com619-315-1905

 

JUNE 11: Coastkeeper to Reach 10,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at Beach Cleanups

Hundreds of volunteers expected to help reach clean-water milestone

WHAT: Orange County residents will head to Huntington State Beach to help Orange County Coastkeeper reach an important milestone – 10,000 pounds of trash removed from local beaches. The milestone comes after years of monthly beach cleanups where families, friends and businesses alike come together during a two-hour cleanup to do their part in maintaining a healthy coastal environment for all to enjoy.

WHY: Vast amounts of trash litter the world’s waters causing harm to oceans, wildlife, coastal economies and beach-goers. Beaches serve as collecting spots for trash that travels from city streets and highways via inland waterways, storm drains, sewers and on the wind. Beach, river and creek cleanups stand as a last line of defense to prevent pollution from entering the ocean.

VISUALS:
People of all ages picking up trash on the beach
Obscure trash found during the cleanup
Residents and businesses coming together in the name of clean beaches

WHO:
Julia Williams, Orange County Coastkeeper Cleanup Coordinator
Hundreds of local volunteers

WHERE:

Lifeguard Tower 2, Huntington Beach, CA
22281–22299 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA  92646
Enter Huntington State Beach at Brookhurst and Pacific Coast Highway.

In the parking lot, stay left (south) toward the Santa Ana River mouth to Lifeguard Tower 2.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER: Orange County Coastkeeper is a member of the International Waterkeeper Alliance, which has 236 different independent programs across 29 countries. Founded in 1999, the mission of Coastkeeper is to protect and promote sustainable water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. Coastkeeper is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh- and saltwater ecosystems. We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. For more information, visit www.coastkeeper.org or call 714-850-1965.

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