YOU’RE NEEDED THIS SEPTEMBER
Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean. Every year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches across the globe. Here along California’s Central Coast, Save Our Shores is responsible for leading 75 beach, river, and inland cleanup sites—stretching 85 miles of coastline from Waddell Creek Beach in Northern Santa Cruz County to Los Padres National Forest in Southern Monterey County. The success of our local cleanups are determined by you! The more hands we have helping, the more pollution we can prevent from entering our beautiful ocean and endangering marine wildlife. Last year, our community of 3,220 volunteers managed to remove 8.2 tons of pollution from beaches, rivers, and inland cleanup sites. That’s equivalent to 9 blue whale calves.
Ready to jump in? We need your help to restore the beauty of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Please pre-register at the location of your choice today so that we can coordinate supplies!
SATURDAY, SEPT 17 (9AM-NOON)
ONCE YOU CHOOSE A CLEANUP SITE TO CARE FOR, you’ll want to arrive at the meet-up location before 9:00am. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. When you pre-register, we’ll email you details and connect you with your awesome Site Captain for the day! Once there, you’ll sign a safety wavier and receive a safety talk (To get a head start, please sign our waiver HERE). Last, you’ll be equipped with a bucket/trash bag, gloves, and grabber and sent out into nature for a rewarding experience! We’d like to remind you that supplies are first come first serve (another good reason to pre-register). We encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies to help reduce waste.
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT THE OCEAN? Do you have a lot of respect for your local beaches and rivers? What about a particular one? Do you have influence in your community or belong to a group of awesome people? Are you looking to make a difference? If you answered yes, then you sound like Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain material, and we want you! Save Our Shores is looking for your leadership to help setup, educate, and run a cleanup site of your choosing. Site Captains are unique in character. You’re the beating heart of Annual Coastal Cleanup. If you’re up for the challenge this September 17th, then email us at:
Each site is different! Pick from beach, river, inland, kayak, or scuba diving cleanup sites…
IF YOU’RE A TEACHER interested in strengthening your student’s connection and knowledge about the ocean, we want to help! We offer school educational presentations and cleanups at your favorite beach in Santa Cruz or Monterey County for Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. For details, please contact our engaging School Education team at:
GET YOUR BUSINESS RECOGNIZED as an ocean champion. Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is the perfect opportunity to show the community that your business cares about the marine environment. Our sponsors are recognized all around Monterey Bay area through advertisements, posters, online, and more. Interested? Contact us at:
Save Our Shores Annual Coastal Cleanup wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of our many volunteers, Site Captains, Sanctuary Stewards, sponsors, and partners. Coordinating such a mass cleanup effort takes extensive community involvement.