Coastal Cleanup Day is an international event with more than 60 countries around the world participating, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts on the planet.
Last year, over 67,000 volunteers from California removed 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste.
On Saturday, thousands of Californians will again head down to their local beaches and inland waterways for the 28th Coastal Cleanup Day, on a mission to clear the sand and water of harmful and unsightly pollution.
Marina del Rey Kayak cleanup:
Volunteers are urged to register for the event, part of the California Coastal Cleanup Day, as soon as possible. The foundation will be teaming up with the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club for the second year in a row.
A limited amount of kayaks and standup paddle boards will be available to rent for volunteers. Registrations costs for the cleanup day are $10 with one’s own watercraft, or $20 to borrow one.
The kayak cleanup will run from 8 a.m. to noon and identification is required to use a kayak. The kayaks will launch from the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, one of the key supporters of kayak cleanup.
Ballona Wetlands Cleanup (2 Events)
- Meet at the main parking lot behind Gordon's Market in Playa del Rey, located at 303 Culver Blvd at 9 a.m. Registration info .
- Meet at the Centinela Avenue bike path at Milton Street. More info.
Dockweiler State Beach
Meet at Tower 40 in Play del Rey. Registration for groups has closed, but individuals are welcome to attend.
Map courtesy of Heal the Bay