Coastal Cleanup Day remains the World’s largest Volunteer Day to protect our environment and raise awareness about the global threat of pollution. Volunteers from all over the world do their part to clean local beaches, rivers, creeks, parks, and neighborhoods. This year, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Save Our Shores will not be hosting cleanups at organized sites on one particular day. Instead, they are encouraging those who have been sheltering in place together to stay local and help protect our oceans beginning at their own front doors any time during the month of September.
As part of this Safe and Socially-Distant Cleanup Event during the Month of September, individuals can follow these easy steps to participate:
• STEP 1: Gather your family, housemates, or those you have been sheltering in place with.
• STEP 2: Review our resources to learn how cleaning up close to home can help protect our oceans (please check for updated information at: https://saveourshores.org/coastal-cleanup-2020/).
• STEP 3: Review the instructions for conducting a safe, socially distant cleanup. Always be sure to check the most up-to-date Covid-19 information for your area.
If you are unable to go out for a cleanup, participate by utilizing our at home activities that can be accessed at: https://saveourshores.org/coastal-cleanup-2020/.
• STEP 4: Download and learn how to use the Clean Swell App to collect data on the items you find during your cleanup.
Data Collection is an extremely important part of Coastal Cleanup Day. The data that is collected about the types and quantities of debris picked up can be used for outreach, policy and advocacy, and more. We recommend that one person in your group be designated as the data collector and not pick up trash, to prevent spreading germs.
• STEP 5: If it is safe to do so, gather your family, housemates, or those you’ve been sheltering-in-place with and clean up your street, local park, neighborhood, or local shoreline on any Saturday in September. Only collect what you will be able to bring home and dispose of in your personal garbage bins.
• STEP 6: To share photos, videos, and stories from your cleanups, use the form below and/or post to your Instagram feed, tag @SaveOurShores, and use the hashtags #SOSACC2020 and #ProtectYourHappyPlace which will direct your post to be added to Save Our Shore’s ACC 2020 Gallery.
If you find something strange, bizarre, or just downright hilarious, upload and choose “Most Unusual Find” in the dropdown or post to Instagram with the hashtag #MostUnusualFinds and tag @SaveOurShores.
DATES: September 1st through September 30th
TIME: 9:00am to 12:00pm Daily
MORE INFORMATION: https://saveourshores.org/event/annual-coastal-cleanup-month/?instance_id=469
By participating you understand and agree that neither Save or Shores, the State of California, California Coastal Commission, nor associated jurisdictions may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death, or other damages to you or your family, heirs, or assigns that may occur as a result of your participation, or as a result of product liability or the negligence, whether passive or active, of any party in connection with the cleanups.