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Volunteers prevent 2,097 pounds of trash from entering bay

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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

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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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Seven Years of Cleanup Data

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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

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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

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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.

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30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day Results

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UPDATED ON 9/29/14: We are thrilled to announce the results of the 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Monterey Bay. On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon, 3,884 volunteers at 83 sites located between Waddell Creek and Big Sur prevented 24,379 pounds of pollution and debris from entering the bay!

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Citrix cleans beach, rescues otter

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Citrix is one of many companies that teams up with us to clean local beaches each year. During one such cleanup on Friday, July 11, 22 Citrix employees collected 39 pounds of trash at Seacliff Beach. While preventing pollution from entering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the group spotted a sick female otter on the sand. Rather than simply go […]

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Thank you for celebrating responsibly!

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With the Fourth of July landing on a Friday this year, we knew the number of visitors to Santa Cruz and Monterey counties would dramatically increase and, consequently, so would the amount of pollution entering the bay. In order to prepare for the influx of people and litter, we teamed up with the City of Santa […]

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Pollution Prevention is Patriotic!

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and here at Save Our Shores we know what that means … tons of pollution on our local beaches! But with the help of volunteers, we can prevent that pollution from entering the Monterey Bay and harming marine life. Register to volunteer! The first opportunity to […]

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North Coast Cleanup Day

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If you’ve ever visited the beaches along the north coast of Santa Cruz County, you know that many are consistently trashed by parties, camping and heavy foot traffic. To address that issue, we’ve launched North Coast Cleanup Day. The summer program—which takes place from 9-11 a.m. June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24—was specifically designed to restore Davenport Main, […]

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