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SLO County Coastal Cleanup2011 beach volunteers
California Coastal Cleanp Day
(CCD) was rst organized in
1985 by the California CoastalCommission. In 1993, the event
was recognized by the GuinnessBook of World Records as the“largest garbage collection” ever organized with 50,405 volunteers.
Here in SLO Conty, theEnvironmental Center of SanLis Obispo (ECOSLO) has been
organizing Coastal Cleanup Daysince 2005. Last year’s eventenabled countywide watershed
cleanp from creeks to beaches
hosting 1,567 volunteers whocollected 30,807 pounds ofdebris. This years 28th annual
CCD will take place on
Saturday,September 15th from 9:00 am to12:00 pm
at sites throughout the
This year’s event will be importantin educating SLO County beach-goers about the Japan tsunami,which resulted in the release of5 million tons of debris into thePacic Ocean. Tsunami debrishas started to wash up on shoresalong the west coast, and it is likelythat California will start seeing theimpacts this year. Fragments willbe arriving throughout 2013 and
likely for several years after that.
Radiation experts agree that it ishighly unlikely that any tsunamigenerated marine debris willhold harmful levels of radiation
from the Fkshima nclear
emergency. Debris in West Coaststates has already been tested,and no radioactive contaminationwas found. When the debris
arrives, it will probably be beachcleanp volnteers who removeit. Coastal Cleanp Day volnteers
will be educated about how toidentify and handle potentialtsunami debris and will also begiven data collection cards totrack the arriving wreckage.
COSLO will also be teaming upwith Creek Day organizers onceagain. This will allow volunteers
the opportnity to cleanp at
one of fty beach or creek sitesthroughout the county!Coastal Cleanup Day organizersare urging all participants to“Bring Your Own” (BYO) bucket,gloves, reused bags, rellablewater bottle, and to ride a
bike, walk, carpool, se pblic
transportation, or do anythingecogroovy (environmentally-friendly) that you can imagine.For every ecogroovy action youdisplay on the day of the event,you will receive a rae ticket.Rae prizes include a chance towin a night for two at Clis Resort,two Whale Watching passes withSub Sea Tours, a bike tune-up fromCambria Bike Outtter (worth$75), and many more prizes fromgenerous local sponsors!To sign up for SLO County CoastalCleanup and/or Creek Day, visit
or contact Kylee
Singh at (805) 544-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PO Box 6424, Los Osos, CA 93412
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