The results are in! On Sept. 19, we had a highly successful Coastal Cleanup Day. We would like to thank each of the 1,425 volunteers who helped to make our coastline not only beautiful but clean and safe for people and wildlife alike. More than 4300 pounds of trash was picked up.
Enormous thanks are due to interns Whitney Geist, Ashlee Grishaber, and Katrina Shirriel, who worked tirelessly to help organize and promote the event. We are also extremely grateful to the outstanding team of 35 site captains who coordinated volunteer efforts during the event and tabulated results. We’re indebted to the many agencies and waste management companies that arranged special weekend pickups for all of the trash.
Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors who made the event possible through their generous contributions, including City of Pismo Beach, Coastal Commission, County Board of Supervisors, New Times, Pacifica Hotel Company, Surfriders Foundation, Coca Cola Santa Maria, County Public Works, French Hospital, Kohl’s, Level Studios, Martin Resorts, National Estuary Program, First Bank, Los Osos CSD, Moondoggies, Natural Investments, SignHere, SLO Coast-keeper, Splash Café, Subsea Tours, and Tom’s Toys.