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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 12, 2011

Clean Your Beach or Creek at Coastal Cleanup Day 2011

California Coastal Cleanup Day is back! Californians will join hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide in clearing trash and debris from our beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways.


What: Last year, 1267 volunteers cleaned nearly 5110 pounds of debris from 28 Santa Barbara County beaches and creeks! Volunteers also saved over 500 bags by bringing their own buckets or reusing bags! Bringing buckets and reusable gloves, such as gardening gloves, is also encouraged to help make this the cleanest greenest Coastal Cleanup Day yet.

When: Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 9:00 A.M. to Noon.

Where: Cleanups will be at these 28 sites in Santa Barbara County:

Arroyo Burro Beach

Butterfly Beach

Carpinteria Creeks

Carpinteria State Beach

Chase Palm Park Beach

East Beach

El Capitan State Beach

Ellwood Beach

Gaviota State Beach

Goleta Beach

Goleta Creeks

Guadalupe Dunes

Hammond’s Beach

Haskell’s Beach

Isla Vista Streets & Beach

Jalama Beach

Jelly Bowl Beach

Lake Cachuma

Lake Los Carneros

Leadbetter Beach

Refugio State Beach

Rincon Park Beach

Santa Claus Lane

Tajiguas Beach

UCSB Lagoon & Beach

West Beach

White Rock Day Use Area

Visit www.LessIsMore.org/coast or call County Public Works at (805) 882-3600 for more information about Coastal Cleanup Day 2011!

Why: Everyday actions impact the health and well-being of our oceans, waterways, and the animals that live in those environments. Coastal Cleanup Day demonstrates that people who care can have a positive impact on their environment. Also, information collected from Coastal Cleanup Day is later analyzed by the Ocean Conservancy to aid with legislation protecting our coast and waterways.

How: To volunteer, just show up at one of the beach or creek sites listed. A Site Captain will provide necessary instructions and supplies. Bring your own gloves, bag or bucket to reduce trash even more! Find out more about the beach and creek sites or register early at www.LessIsMore.org/coast or by calling (805) 882-3600. Look for us on Facebook!

Who: This statewide event is presented by the California Coastal Commission and supported by hundreds of local businesses, non-profits, and governmental agencies throughout the State. Locally, the event is organized by the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Department, Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, with the help of many local non-profits, businesses, governmental agencies, and generous individuals.

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