2020 California Coastal Cleanup
Protect Your Happy Place!

In order to adhere to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife's health and safefty guidelines, the Amigos de Bolsa Chica is doing things a little differently this year.

The Annual California Coastal Cleanup will occur every Saturday in September 2020, 9:00 am to Noon (or any day/time in September)

“Join” Amigos de Bolsa Chica at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (south parking lot) on PCH between Warner Avenue and Seapoint Street (across PCH from the entrance to the Bolsa Chica State Beach)

California Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families and households to join together to take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them - and to have fun!

This year, we are encouraging individuals to participate in a clean up on their own time/space to allow for social distancing, yet still caring for our community. We encourage clean up at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, but social distancing might require you to clean up a little closer to home, or a place with more space.

Use THIS FORM to record your clean up.

Cleanups are happening every Saturday in September. If Saturdays don't work for you, don't let that stop you! You can clean up any day, any time. Report your cleanup by recording data on the CleanSwell app. All cleanups in September will be included as part of Coastal Cleanup Month.

Team Leader Name: Cat Navetta
Contact Phone: 714-315-0855
Contact Email: clnavetta@gmail.com

Upload photos and description to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Include the unusual items found, how many pounds, how many straws were collected. Be sure to use hashtag: #amigosdebolsachicacoastalcleanup

Maximum # of Volunteers: Household members only, recommended to be 6 maximum.
Minimum Age of Volunteer: 12 or under should be accompanied by parent or adult
Sponsoring Agency/Organization: Amigos de Bolsa Chica

For more information about the California Coastal Cleanup, visit their website at http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

Things to remember when doing a coastal cleanup (especially on a crowded weekend):

  1. Wear a mask or face covering;
  2. Practice physical distancing (6ft);
  3. No groups larger than six (6) people;
  4. Everyone must stay on the trail! No going off trail collections allowed;
  5. Do not collect hazardous materials such as needles, etc.;
  6. If you observe large objects off trail or hazardous materials, please note the location and let Amigos de Bolsa Chica know.

Scientific studies across the world have shown that people using trails (even without dogs) disturb wildlife, reduce the abundance and diversity of wildlife near trails and destroy native plants. Please be careful! And thank you for joining the 2020 California Coastal Cleanup!

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