IMG_0144Big thanks to everyone who came out to the January beach cleanup at C St / Surfer’s Point. 25 volunteers picked up over 75 pounds of litter off the beach and nearby areas! Beach cleanups are important because litter is ugly and can impact marine life. Most of the items collected at beach cleanups are made from plastic and don’t truly biodegrade. Therefore it is important to host cleanups and find ways to help prevent the most common items from becoming litter in the first place.

For all beach cleanups, please wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes and sunscreen. All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a liability waiver. Pre-­registration is not required unless your group is larger than 25 people (if it is, then please email vicechair@ventura.surfrider.org). Volunteers under 18 MUST have a parent or guardian present at the beginning of the cleanup to sign a liability waiver before the minor can participate. You can download the waiver here: 2015.Beach.Cleanup.Waiver. We will provide all supplies, but volunteers are always welcome to bring their own work gloves, trash bag/bucket, and/or reusable water bottle to reduce waste.

Please be prepared to fill out a data card of all the trash you pick up—we need this information to help find solutions for the main sources of trash on our beaches!! Thank you for your interest in helping keep our beaches clean. Beach cleanups are typically on the 4th Saturday of each month except for June, September & December.

February 28th 2015 – Ormond Beach, Oxnard – 9-­11am

Directions: Hwy 101 south and exit on Rice, turn right and continue to Hueneme Rd. Turn right on Hueneme Rd. After Olds Rd. take a left on Arnold and continue to the end of the road. Click Here for more details.

March 28th 2015 – ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-­11am

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

April 25th 2015 -­ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-11am

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

May 23rd 2015 -­ Marina Park, Pierpont, Ventura – 9-­11am

Look for the Surfrider tent on the grassy area near the playground.

June 20th 2015 – ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-11am
(THIRD SATURDAY) – International Surfing Day

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

July 5th 2015 – Pierpont, Ventura – 8-11am
“Morning After Mess” Cleanup, 9am – 12noon (Special SUNDAY Beach Cleanup)

Meet on the beach at the end of Seaward Ave.

July 25th 2015 -­ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-­11am

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street. (Continued)

August 22nd 2015 -­ Marina Park, Pierpont, Ventura – 9-­11am

Meet at the Surfrider tent on the grassy area near the playground.

September 19th 2015 ‑ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9am-­Noon

California Coastal Cleanup Day (THIRD Saturday)

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

October 24th 2015 – ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-­11am

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

November 28th 2015 ‑ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-­11am

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street.

December 19th 2015 ‑ ‘C’ Street / Surfer’s Point, Ventura – 9-­11am

Meet on the beach promenade at the end of California Street. (Third Saturday)

Look for the Surfrider tent when you arrive at a beach cleanup to check in!

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