Coastal Clean Up Day may have been back in September, but that doesn’t mean organized clean ups are over. This weekend, an organization dedicated to “protecting oceans, waves and beaches” is in our own backyard.
Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter, along with San Diego Coastkeeper, is holding a beach cleanup on Saturday. Volunteers can strap on their close-toed shoes (for those slippery rocks) and slather on the sunscreen and pick up trash and waste along Torrey Pines State Beach.
In attempt to eliminate “trash while picking up trash,” SD Coastkeeper asks that any water that’s brought be in a reusable bottle, like a metal canteen, and that a reusable bin be used in lieu of trash bags. Participants must provide their own gloves and waste bins.
Volunteers can come ready to work at Torrey State Pines Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. All volunteers must sign a liability waiver, and volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the beginning of the cleanup to sign a liability waiver for them. Groups should request a group liability waiver. Pre-registration is not required unless your group is bigger than 25 people. Have fun keeping our coast beautiful—the forecast calls for a beautiful day.