Community Action Team Celebrates 12-Year Anniversary of “30-Minute Beach Cleanup”

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summer beach clean upsThe public is invited to join the Community Action Team and its founder Justin Rudd at the 145th consecutive monthly “30-Minute Beach Cleanup” at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 18 at 1 Granada Ave. in Belmont Shore.  Following the cleanup, hot dogs will be served by Long Beach Firefighters and cake provided by the Community Action Team and other refreshments provided by Duthie Power Services.  Lots of door prizes for those signed-in by 10 a.m.  Free parking when volunteers enter the beachfront lot at 1 Granada Ave. after 9:30 a.m. that morning.  Bags, gloves, and volunteer credit forms will also be provided.

The cleanup will also welcome about 50 more inner-city kids (some have never been to the beach) that will be bused in to join the cleanup and celebration and stay to enjoy beach activities organized by Long Beach Rotaract, as well as talks from a marine biologist and Long Beach Lifeguards.  The Community Action Team brought in 50+ kids to the May cleanup and will bring in another 50+ to the July cleanup, thanks to a generous grant from the Pepsi Refresh Your Neighborhood Contest.  These kids will also receive 12-year anniv. t-shirts.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and groups are also encouraged to attend.  Reservations are not needed. Volunteers are allowed to bring their dogs off-leash within Rosie’s Dog Beach during the cleanup. Contact  Online at


One Response to “Community Action Team Celebrates 12-Year Anniversary of “30-Minute Beach Cleanup””
  1. Brett says:

    I think all the great things Justin Rudd does are fabulous, especially the beach clean-ups. I have a comment and maybe some of you might know the reason for it, and save someone else some pain. I run on the beach (with shoes) and have been noticing more glass than ever before, and now fish hooks. I took the last fish hook I found to a lifeguard and asked him if fishing was allowed. He said that it is allowed when people aren’t present. Well, they might not be using that part of the beach on Wednesday, but it might be packed on Saturday, so that doesn’t really fly to well, since hooks can be left behind. Thanks for your ideas!