City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 090319
Community Invited to Participate in California Coastal Cleanup Day
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

people collecting trash on the beach for California Coastal Cleanup Day
The community is encouraged to make a positive impact on local marine life by volunteering at California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. This annual event draws more than 65,000 volunteers statewide in a joint effort to clean up waterways and coastlines.

“Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students and community groups to show support for our natural resources and learn about the impacts of marine debris and how our everyday actions can make a difference,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

El Dorado Nature Center staff is coordinating Long Beach’s cleanup efforts, in cooperation with the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Marine Institute, Friends of Colorado Lagoon, the Seal Beach Yacht Club and Clean LB. People can participate by showing up at one of the following six locations:

Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable buckets to collect debris for disposal.

More information is available at or by calling El Dorado Nature Center at 562.570.1745. 

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (PRM) is recognized for excellence in management practices and programs, having received the National Parks and Recreation Association Gold Medal Award four times. PRM provides leisure programs and services to residents and visitors, which improve the quality of life in Long Beach. PRM maintains 171 parks with 26 community centers, 320 acres of open space and 6.1 miles of beaches; implements the City's Open Space Plan; provides recreational opportunities to meet diverse community needs; maintains public marinas; and provides for public safety and the humane treatment of animals.

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