Coastal Cleanup Day on the Way

More than 80,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the event, which is coordinated in part by Heal the Bay.

More than 80,000 volunteers are anticipated at Saturday's , an annual event coordinated by , the California Coastal Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.

The beach and inland waterway cleanup is considered to be California's biggest annual volunteer event. More than 60 locations in Los Angeles County have been designated as cleanup sites. Along with the International Coastal Cleanup, which also happens Saturday, volunteers from more than 90 countries will be participating in the effort.

Volunteers "will take action to clean the beaches and inland waterways of unsightly and harmful debris," according to Heal the Bay. Last year, 82,500-plus volunteers picked up more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from beaches, lakes and waterways, according to Heal the Bay.

In Santa Monica, the cleanup will take place at from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you want to volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day, go here to register by Sept. 16.

Supporters include Santa Monica's own , S & K Dive, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Boys & Girls Club of Venice, Marina Harbor Anchorage, Action Water Sports and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. The  also is sponsoring a kayak cleanup of Ballona Creek in Marina del Rey.


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