We’re on a mission to flip the beach cleanup model on its head so that over time, they become our last line of defense, not our first.
DEVELOP PRESCRIPTIVE MANAGEMENT PLANS
We’re customizing stewardship plans for our 10 hotspot beaches that will address localized issues impacting coastal health. We’ll build public-private partnerships to address enforcement, resources, and community support.
Expand Ocean Education
We’re establishing stronger relationships with school districts to provide K-12 marine education for students’ full education experience.
We’re communicating bilingually to engage our entire community and provide messaging that everyone can rally around.
LEVERAGE CLEANUP DATA
We’re identifying key litter sources and working with brands to improve product packaging coupled with responsible anti-litter messaging.
CLEAN SHORES PROGRAMS
Save Our Shores is teaching the next generation of ocean stewards. We offer in-class programming paired with a beach field trip aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Each year dedicated groups adopt a portion of the San Lorenzo River in the City of Santa Cruz and do three cleanups throughout a year.
We are continuously working with local politicians and government entities to create policy that prevents trash and other debris from polluting our oceans and degrading our Sanctuary.
Dedicated local businesses and organizations join forces with Save Our Shores to host at least three cleanups at a beloved beach within a year. Interested in adopting a beach? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured photo by Irene Reti