Three Organizations Team to Host Underwater Cleanup at Alamitos Bay
2014-09-09 · By Editor
The Aquatic Capital of America organization is participating in the 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup day, Saturday, September 20, 2014, teaming with Roddenberry Adventures and Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center for an underwater cleanup at Alamitos Bay.
The Alamitos Bay Underwater Cleanup is a free, family-friendly event helping to keep Alamitos Bay clean from debris and healthy for future generations to enjoy. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and activities for divers and non-divers alike will include music, food, prize raffles and community exhibits. Special guests will include Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
Divers participating in the one-tank shore dive must register with Deep Blue for the event and complete necessary waivers forms in advance. Call time for divers is 8:00. The dive activities, which are free for registered participants, include an underwater scavenger hunt and a Trashy Diver contest for items such as trash collected “Most Likely to be Found on the USS Enterprise” and “Most Unique Item.”
California Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual statewide beach, coastal, and inland waterway cleanup held throughout the state. Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over the world to take part in Coastal Cleanup Day.
About the Participating Organizations
Roddenberry Adventures is an exploration-based organization committed to discovery, education, and preservation of our environment. Built on the philosophy embedded in Star Trek, Roddenberry Adventures provides opportunities for members to walk out their front door experience unique adventures to “boldly go where no one has gone before”. From local hikes to scuba dives, from camping excursions to exotic travel, we offer global adventures to fit a variety of people with a variety of interests. For more information visit Roddenberry Adventures.
Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center has been, in various iterations, located by the Belmont Pier since 1959. Committed to aquatic safety, fun and conservation, they teach swim lessons, provide scuba instruction, and have organized 10 underwater cleanups in just the last two years. A local company, they believe in giving back to the community and their divers demonstrate that: Having collected over 12,000 pieces from debris from our waters, the citizen scientist divers log every piece to get a better understanding of what kind of debris ends up in the waters of Long Beach, which will hopefully lead to a better understanding of how to prevent it in the future.
Founded in October 2008, the Aquatic Capital of America organization strives to communicate and promote Long Beach as an aquatic destination for business, education, and sports. Its strategic initiatives are to support aquatic events, clean water and water conservation efforts; and lead fundraising efforts to support local youth aquatics, refurbish and improve local facilities, improve access to pool and water-related activities, and provide scholarships. The organization awards the Long Beach Aquatic Athlete of the Year, the Aquatic Citizen of the Year, Aquatic Coach of the Year, and the Aquatic Organization of the Year. Its website is AquaticCapital.org.