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Make a Difference at California Coastal Cleanup Day
Event Date:  Saturday, September 15 , 2012 9 a.m. - noon

California Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event in the state of California according to the California Coastal Commission. Every year on the third Saturday in September, tens of thousands of people head out to beaches, lakes and inland waterways to clean up trash. Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine's El Dorado Nature Center staff and volunteers are organizing the Long Beach event to gives citizens an opportunity to take an active role in improving the health of our local beaches and waterways.

It is easy to participate. Arrive at one of the six clean-up sites on Saturday, September 15 between 9 a.m. and noon, sign in and sign a liability form. Participants under age 18 must have a parent/guardian's signature. Forms will be available at each cleanup site, or you can download a form from www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter/california_coastal_clean_up.asp to bring with you.

 Long Beach Cleanup Sites
Alamitos Beach - Ocean Blvd at Alamitos Ave
Alamitos Bay Marina - 255 N Marina Dr
Belmont Plaza Pool - 4000 E Olympic Plaza
Bluff Park - Ocean Blvd at Coronado
Mother's Beach - E Appian Way under the 2nd St bridge
Pierpoint Landing - 200 Aquarium Way

Volunteers should bring sun protection, shoes and drinking water. We also encourage everyone to "BYO" Bring Your Own and "Reduce, Reuse, and Repurpose."

"Reduce" the supplies used and trash created when participants bring their own supplies.

"Reuse" Bring a reusable bag or bucket and an old pair of gardening or work gloves to pick up trash. Kids can bring their sand pails and shovels to help them clean.

"Repurpose" Create your own trash-collecting device by creatively using items from around your house. Cut the top off a milk jug, carton, or cleaning bottle to use as a container to collect trash. Any container that you bring means one less plastic bag. It all adds up to help make a difference.

For more information, call Brooke Davis at (562) 570-4876 or email brooke.davis@longbeach.gov, or visit www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter/california_coastal_clean_up.asp