• WHEW!

    3, 064 Volunteers Remove 17,147 Pounds of Pollution and Debris in 3 Hours on Sat., 9/21/13Ford-Ord_ACC_Jane-Parkerweb

    Save Our Shores announces results of the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Monterey Bay: From 9am-12pm, at 84 cleanup sites in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, 3,064 volunteers took ocean conservation into their own hands by removing 17,147 pounds of debris in an area spanning from Waddell Creek to the Big Sur coast.

    Photo by Save Our Shores: Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker at Ft. Ord

    In Santa Cruz County, 2,025 volunteers spread across 76 miles of beach, river, lake, creek and slough to remove 9,118 pounds of pollution and debris in just three hours.

    In Monterey County, 1,039 volunteers spread across 81 miles of beach, river, lake, creek and slough to remove 8,029 pounds of pollution and debris in just three hours.

    The top five cleanup sites with the most poundage removed today were, in order: Elkhorn Slough Estuarine Research Reserve- estimated 4,800 lbs; Felton Covered Bridge Park- 2,700 lbs; Upper Carr Lake- 1,166lbs; San Lorenzo River at Fillmore Street in Ben Lomond- 832 lbs and Struve Slough at Ramsey Park- 817 lbs.

    Total trash removed in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties combined: 14,517 lbs. Total recyclables removed in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties combined: 2,630 lbs

    New This Year: Santa Cruz: New sites at Beach Flats Community Cleanup, Pacific Ave., Westside Railroad Tracks at Swift to Almar, Mouth of the San Lorenzo River under the trestle bridge, Kayak Cleanup off Santa Cruz Wharf. Monterey: Garrapata State Beach in Big Sur, Roving Highway cleanup in Big Sur, Neighborhood cleanup by Bay Photo and Monterey Hostel.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 21, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Green

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