Save Our Beach to host local Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 on Sept. 16

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Join your community on Sept. 16 to help remove trash. Courtesy photo

On International Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world will join countless organizations in an effort to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways.

Save Our Beach has been conducting monthly beach and wetlands cleanups in Seal Beach and Long Beach for nearly 19 years. Seal Beach and Long Beach sit at the San Gabriel River’s end where the trash run off from 52 neighboring cities accumulates and makes its way to the ocean.

Save Our Beach, partnering with longtime sponsors Disney and the City of Seal Beach, is requesting the participation of all 52 cities along the San Gabriel River by hosting a cleanup somewhere within each community on Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 16.

Save Our Beach is providing bags and gloves for all volunteers, as well as promotion of each one day event. The Seal Beach Coastal Cleanup Day event will be held 9 a.m.– noon, Saturday, Sept. 16, at the First Street Parking lot in Old Town, Seal Beach.

The cities along the San Gabriel River are: Alhambra, Altadena, Anaheim, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, City of Industry, Covina, Cypress, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, Fullerton, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Hawaiian Gardens, Irwindale, La Habra, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Monrovia, Montebello, Naples, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Rosemead, Rossmoor, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe Springs, Seal Beach, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, Stanton, Temple City, Walnut, West Covina, Westminster and Whittier.

To find a Coastal Cleanup Day event near you, or to conduct one in your city on that day, contact: Steve Masoner at: stevemasoner@outlook.com.

Save Our Beach to host local Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 on Sept. 16