Saturday, September 21 is Coastal Clean Up Day.
This year, according to National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), significant amounts of Japanese tsunami marine debris generated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in March 2011 has been travelling the Pacific Ocean on currents, and has started to arrive on Pacifica and Daly City beaches. An estimated 1.5 million tons of debris is en route to the California coastline, with particular density expected to reach land on the Northern California coastline within the next two years.
Pacific Beach Coalition is a registered nonprofit organization that supports and provides fiscal sponsorship to local environmental projects in Pacifica, California. It is an official supporter of 2013 Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Cleanup Project.
More about 2013 Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris Clean Up Program
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• Must print out and bring a signed waiver
• All ages are welcome!
• Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc) and wear layers. It may be breezy and very cold or sunny and warm.
• Optionally, bring gloves, bucket, and grab sticks.
• Group lunch afterwards (TBD)