SANTA MONICA, CA – Now that summer is nearing its end, it is time to say “thank you” to the many beautiful beaches that have served us well throughout the season. That’s right, September is Coastal Cleanup Month – and Saturday is a nationwide beach cleanup day.
Dozens of beaches on the Los Angeles County’s coastline will see not only the iconic beach towels, surfboards, and fold-out chairs of visitors looking for a fun day in the sun – but also the efforts of countless residents picking up discarded trash from the sandy shore. According to the California Coastal Commission, more than 74,000 volunteers collected more than 900,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways across California in 2019.
The beach cleanings take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. However, if you can’t attend a cleaning on Saturday, don’t worry – you can join a self-guided neighborhood cleaning at your local park or community. According to the California Coastal Commission, all you have to do is download the CleanSwell app on your phone and clean it at your convenience in September.
In Santa Monica, find your local beach cleaners here:
- Santa Monica State Beach, 1600 Appian Way, Santa Monica
- Annenberg Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica
- Tower Rose, 300 Ocean Front Walk on Rose Avenue
- Mother’s Beach, 14031 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey
To register, residents will need to log on to the website and visit the map to see all of the cleanups taking place in the Golden State on Saturday.
Once the trash is bagged and the banks are shiny, residents can take a five-minute survey and get a free taco from Rubio’s.