Saturday, September 16, 2017 marks the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

Over 60,000 people throughout California will participate in the 33rd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Volunteers for the event will help to remove trash and debris from beaches, creeks, and other waterways promoting the health and sustainability of our environment and to protect natural wildlife.

Environmental Sustainability suggests that volunteers bring their own bucket, hat, sunscreen, and water (in a reusable container). Additionally, local volunteers will have the option to participate in a social media photo contest where they will have the opportunity to win great prizes from local businesses. Volunteers can participate by posting a photo from the event to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and including the hashtag #VCCLEANUP2017 anytime on 9/16/17. The best photo will be selected, and the poster will be contacted to pick up their prize.

“Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way to participate in a community event that helps keep our city safe and beautiful. Every participant does help make a difference, and the numbers prove it,” said City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago.

The top 10 items collected throughout California at The Annual Coastal Cleanup Event (pictured right) include cigarette butts, plastic beverage bottles, food wrappers, plastic bottle caps, straws & stirrers, other plastic bags, glass beverage bottles, plastic grocery bags, metal bottle caps, and plastic lids.

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City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Arriana Rabago shares information.

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