We gather every third Saturday at Berkeley's Shorebird Nature Center, for a little citizen research data collection via a cleanup & training on the Bay estuary watershed.
Then we collect data from 1000's of food wrappers, shotgun shells, straws, children's toys, plastic bottle caps & photo-degraded plastics on the shore.
Cleanup data led to the first city plastic bag bans, here in Berkeley & state-wide in California in 2014. Now they're leading to the coming ban on micro-beads.
If you are bringing > 5 people with you, please contact us at below & let us know. We will send you any pertinent information and waivers for those under 18 yrs old.
In prep for the day...
• Wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers.
• If you can bring your own gloves and buckets it helps. (We do provide materials)
• We provide a map, bags, gloves, data cards, and sharps containers.
• You will team up in groups of 2-5 with one designated data collector.
• To gain familiarity with the categories (data comes in fast & furious) you can download the CleanSwell app in advance.
• Bring your own coffee, sunscreen, hats & water!
Just email Berkeley Shorebird Nature Center Staff or give a call. naturecenter@cityofberkeley,info[masked]
Thanks for your interest in the fun fight to clean our planet's oceans!
We look forward to having fun conducting citizen research together!