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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 083123
Long Beach Volunteers Needed for 39th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, September 23
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Participants of past California Coastal Cleanup Day walking along the Long  Beach shoreline picking up trash with Long Beach high rise skyline in the background.

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is inviting the community to get involved and make a positive impact on the local environment by participating in the 39th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day taking place Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

“Residents and organizations have an opportunity to support our natural resources by participating in California Coastal Cleanup Day,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Long Beach has more than six miles of coastline that can benefit from the efforts of volunteers.”

Volunteers are invited to join in at any time from 9 a.m. to noon at any of the following locations:

  • Junipero Beach (2100 E. Ocean Blvd.)
  • Belmont Pier (3998 E. Allin St.)
  • Peninsula (72nd Place and Ocean Boulevard
  • Mother's Beach (5839 Appian Way)
  • Seal Beach Yacht Club (255 N. Marina Dr.)

Gloves and trash bags will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable buckets and reusable gloves to limit waste. California Coastal Cleanup 2023 branded reusable buckets, provided by Long Beach Container Terminal, will be available to volunteers on first-come, first-serve basis while supplies lasts. Joining in this year’s effort as site captains are members of Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, Algalita, and Seal Beach Yacht Club.

Parking is free for the event. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information and to print the liability waivers, visit the El Dorado Nature Center volunteer opportunities webpage. New this year and courtesy of the California Coastal Commission, digital waivers are also available. Volunteers are encouraged to complete the waiver prior to the cleanup to save time, but copies will be available at the participating sites.

Last year, more than 1,100 Long Beach volunteers removed over 2,500 pounds of debris in only three hours. This year, the City strives to increase the number of participants and continue to provide educational materials to the community to inform the public about marine debris issues and inspire local environmental stewardship.

To register and for more information, contact Long Beach Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator Kaitlin Soto at 562.570.1745.

About the City of Long Beach
Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000 people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach.

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