California Coastal Clean-Up Day A Success!

Sept. 19th- California's beaches and inner waterways may be collecting spots for marine debris, but Californians have demonstrated their support for clean beaches by turning out by the tens of thousands at the 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. At this time the California Coastal Commission has 65% of the clean-up sites reporting.  

With 65% of the cleanup sites reporting, the statewide count stands at 66,550 volunteers which should approach the event goal of 70,000. Those volunteers picked up 819,394 pounds of trash and an additional 88,899 pounds of recyclable materials, for a total of 909,294 pounds. When all reports are in totals are expected to exceed 1,000,000 pounds.  


Humboldt Coastal Cleanup Update

Sign-ups: 1,050

Estimated pounds of trash removed from beaches and waterways: Over 1,500 lbs

Area covered: over 50 miles of shoreline 

Number of data cards turned in: 144