Earth Day Beach Cleanup – Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9am-11:00am

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Earth Day Beach Cleanup,  Saturday, April 20 from 9:00am to 11:00am takes place this year at Surfer’s Knoll, 1560 Spinnaker Drive (See Map below). Due to the fact that the event is so popular, volunteers wishing to assist are being asked to pre-register at CLICK HERE!

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“Each year, volunteers help us cleanup thousands of pounds of litter and trash at one of Ventura’s busiest local beaches,” said Rosie Ornelas with the City’s Volunteer Ventura! Program.   “The cleanup is to young and old alike. It’s a great way for families, neighbors, students and service groups to work together while having fun and cleaning up our beautiful beaches.”

“It’s vital to keep debris and other trash, chemicals and pesticides from entering our stormdrains, waterways and oceans,” added Courtney Lindberg, City of Ventura Environmental Specialist.  “Every resident truly can make a difference in the cleanliness and safety of our water at our beaches with their actions by participating in this event, as well as in their everyday living.”

Our coasts and waterways are notorious spots for collecting huge amounts of trash and debris.  If this debris makes its way into our water and oceans, it can become a harmful to marine and human life.  Pollution impacts not only our health and supply of limited natural resources; it can also, if not controlled or eliminated, disturb our city’s economy as our beaches are a large tourist attraction.

For the event, the City provides cleaning supplies and volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and a plastic bucket to collect trash and other debris.  Children under 12 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pre-registration is required, CLICK HERE!

For more information, contact:  Rosie Ornelas, rornelas@cityofventura.net and/or call her at (805) 652-4555.

Also visit: URL: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

For green tips and to find out more about how you can keep Ventura beautiful and safe, visit our blog at SustainableVentura.TV and sign up for our monthly newletter, CLICK HERE!

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