Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday
September 12, 2011
More than 80,000 people are expected to participate statewide in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 17, hoping to cleanse beaches, lakes and waterways of humanity’s blight.
The event has proven popular with San Luis Obispo County volunteers in the past, according to sponsors, contributing to a record total last year when all of the state’s participants removed 1.2 million pounds of trash. This will be the 27th such event and will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
The beach and water 50 feet south of Pismo Beach pier has earned an “F” grade in the most recent analysis by Heal the Bay. A short distance north, however, the same study gives Pismo Beach at the Wadsworth Street projection an “A.”
Sponsors of the event provides an opportunity for people to help “take care of the fragile marine environment, show community support for shared natural resources, and learn about the impacts of marine debris.”
Cleanup efforts in this county are being handled by ECOSLO, and more information can obtained by 544-1777.