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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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Mike and Karen, 2015 Volunteers of the Year

The Faces of Ocean Conservation

Save Our Shores is grateful to announce our 2015 Volunteers of the Year. Recipients of the award include Melanie Franklin of Santa Cruz County and Michael and Karen Gunby of Monterey County. The Volunteer of the Year title is awarded to Sanctuary Stewards who go above and beyond in their volunteer duties and engage the Central Coast …

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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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This Summer in Davenport

Davenport Main Beach is one of our 2014 Hot Spots for a reason—it’s consistently trashed by parties, illegal camping and heavy foot traffic. During the summer, conditions only worsen. In order to address this issue, a team of dedicated volunteers with Save Our Shores—led by Sanctuary Stewards Haig, Sienna and Melanie—hit the beach every Sunday …

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North Coast Cleanup Day

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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