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Volunteers Took Action to Make Trash Extinct during the 30th Anniversary of Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 20th was the 30th anniversary for the annual Coastal Cleanup Day. More than 1,250 volunteers of all ages arrived with gloves and buckets in hand to help to keep debris off our beaches, out of our ocean, creeks and waterways, as well as parking lots and neighborhood sites throughout Pacifica and beyond – from Mussel Rock to Half Moon Bay!  During the event in Pacifica, 1594 pounds of trash, 360 pounds of recycles, and 700 pounds of green waste were removed during the state’s largest volunteer event held each year as an opportunity for all Californians to learn about and actively participate in protecting and preserving our coastal treasures. After the action, volunteers enjoyed a celebration of kindred spirits complete with appreciation cake at the Surf Spot in Pacifica.  The Pacifica Beach Coalition sends out a huge shout out to all Earth Heroes who made a difference.  Thank you!  Read the official press release from the California Coastal Commission.

A Huge Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers Who Helped Make Trash Extinct Despite Heavy Rain
The results are in: 1053 volunteers, 1002 lbs of trash, 265 lbs of recycles, and 603 lbs of greenwaste were kept from entering our ocean and waterways – an amazing achievement for 15 minutes of clear skies and a downpour!   Special thanks to Safeway (Linda Mar & Manor), Subway (Linda Mar & Manor), Papa Murphy’s, Colombo’s, Mazzetti’s and Tim Ward for their contributions, and to the Pacifica Tribune for highlighting the event.

In the News
Preschoolers Save the Beach  Pacifica Tribune | Nov 4 2014
Keeping It Clean Stewards of the Beach Half Moon Bay Review Magazine | Sept 2014
Pacifica volunteers gather to clean beaches  KTVU Channel 2 News Coverage | Sept 20 2014
TurtlePosterThe 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day is September 20 Pacifica Tribune | Sept 2 2014
Rainy deluge can’t stop volunteers in Pacifica Pacifica Tribune | Oct 1 2013
Turn the Tide on Trash – Annual Coastal Cleanup Saturday Pacifica Tribune | Sept 17 2013
Over 1,000 Volunteers Pitch In On Coastal Cleanup Day Pacifica Patch | Sept 19 2011
Opportunities abound in San Mateo County on Coastal Cleanup Day San Mateo County Times | Sept 15 2011
2009 Coastal Cleanup Day sets record in Pacifica San Jose Mercury News | Sep 30 2009
Every Pacifican can take part in Saturday’s Coastal Cleanup Day Pacifica Tribune | Sept 16 2009
Volunteers needed to help cleanup beaches, creeks San Mateo County Times | Sept 16 2008
Pacificans Turned Out in Force for California Coastal Cleanup Day 2007 | Sept ‎21 ‎2007


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