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Volunteers prevent 2,097 pounds of trash from entering bay

Save Our Shores is excited to announce another successful year of July Fourth Holiday Relief efforts. Every year, SOS organizes the Pollution Prevention is Patriotic outreach campaign on July 4th, followed by the annual Star Spangled Cleanup effort on July 5th. On the holiday, a team of 41 volunteers handed out 1,611 trash and recycling bags at …

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Earth Day 2015 Results

UPDATED on 4/30/15 The results of our Earth Day 2015 cleanup efforts are in! Last Saturday, April 18, we cleaned 10 sites on the Central Coast. And, with the help of more than 420 dedicated volunteers, we removed more than 3,300 pounds of pollution! That’s just over one and a half tons! Our volunteers picked up trash …

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Average Pounds of Trash Per Cleanup 2007-2014

Seven Years of Cleanup Data

We began collecting data at our cleanups in 2007, in an effort to track the amount and types of waste polluting local beaches and rivers. We use this data to identify trends, increase community awareness and, hopefully, influence behavior change. Since 2007, we have led a total of 1,886 beach and river cleanups in Santa Cruz and …

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Underwater Parks Day

Did you know that this Saturday, January 17, is Underwater Parks Day? The celebration was created with the purpose of educating people about the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). MPAs have emerged as an essential tool in the protection of the world’s ocean from the threats of overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of …

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Reporting from Davenport

Davenport Main Beach is one of 10 Hot Spots that we are focusing on in 2014. These Hot Spots demonstrated the greatest need for outreach and cleanup efforts, according to data and community input. We hope to remove sites from the list as we give them the attention they require. (more…)

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