A curious fishing expedition takes place May 2 under the Santa Barbara Harbor when volunteers scour the bottom below Marina One for any debris that might be lurking down there. The cleanup effort comes literally full circle as Operation Clean Sweep began in 2006 at Marina Four, removing 15.7 tons of barbecues, bow pulpits, deck chairs, satellite dishes, and assorted crud from the harbor bottom along the way.

Clean Sweep keeps junk like this out of the harbor.

This year’s volunteers are welcome to sign up with Harbor Operations Manager Mick Kronman ([805] 897-2587 or mkronman@santabarbaraca.gov) to help celebrate nine years of a cleaner harbor. The morning starts with coffee and doughnuts and ends with lunch at 11:30 a.m. — with some deep down spring cleaning in between. What’s not to like?


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