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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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Holiday Relief Cleanup Scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th

Save Our Shores will host its first ‘Holiday Relief’ cleanup on Tuesday, May 27, the morning after Memorial Day.  Anticipating the many long-weekend revelers who will trek to Santa Cruz’s especially sunny beaches, the non-profit created this targeted post-holiday cleanup plan.  Tuesday’s event will be held from 9 to 11 am in an effort to …

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