Beach cleanup at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach

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Volunteers can help clean up a remote beach at the Naval Weapons Station. Courtesy photo

Community volunteers will have an opportunity to help improve the beach habitat at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station at an event on Saturday, Oct.14.

The National Public Lands Day project, which will run from 8 a.m. to noon, is part of the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.

Volunteers will take part in the cleanup of a remote beach area aboard the base.

The event is hosted by the U. S. Navy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the volunteer group Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.

Reservations are required by Thursday, Oct. 12 and can be made by calling 562-598-1024. A name and phone number for each participant must be provided.

Participants are advised to bring picture ID, hats, sunblock, walking shoes (no sandals), and gloves. All ages are welcome.

The cleanup site is located near the corner of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Phillips Street, to the right of the Surfside Colony gate. Volunteers should enter via Phillips Street, which can only be accessed from the southbound lanes of PCH.

Commencing operations in 1944 as a U.S. Naval Ammunition and Net Depot, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach is the Pacific Fleet’s premier ordnance loading installation. The base services an average of 40 United States Navy warships annually.

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