El Dorado Nature Center to Host California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17

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Create a Day in Nature ExhibitThe community is invited to help clean up our beaches and wetlands, during the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17, from 9 am to 12 pm.

“Every year, millions of pounds of trash flow to our ocean through storm drains and rivers and eventually ends up on our beaches. This not only affects how our beaches look, and also the health of the plants and animals that live there,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “Keeping our beaches clean is a great way to support Long Beach and the environment at the same time.”

Cleanups are scheduled at the following sites:

  • Alamitos Beach – Ocean Blvd., at Alamitos Ave.
  • Belmont Plaza Pool – 4000 E. Olympic Plaza (recommended for groups over 20 people)
  • Bluff Park – Ocean Blvd., at Coronado Ave.
  • Colorado Lagoon – E. Appian Way at Colorado St.
  • Mother’s Beach – E. Appian Way, under the 2nd Street Bridge
  • Pierpoint Landing – 200 Aquarium Way

Last year, more than 1,600 people cleaned up 1 ton of trash in three hours at these six sites, where the Nature Center has coordinated Coastal Cleanups for at least 10 years. The Nature Center has been involved in the annual Coastal Cleanup for more than 20 years.

To participate, just show up at any of the six cleanup sites and sign in. Cleanup supplies and free parking will be provided; however, to save resources, participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable bag or bucket to pick up trash.

This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteer service hours and to become closer with your Long Beach community. For group registrations, please call 562.570.4876. For more information, visit www.longbeach.gov/naturecenter and click on California Coastal Clean Up, or visit www.coast4u.org.

For information on more classes and events at the El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 East Spring St., call 562.570.1745.

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