The stats are in! Coastal Clean Up Day 2018 was a huge success! Sonoma County had 1,200 amazing volunteers who removed 8.7 tons of debris from our beaches and inland waterways in one day!!!
Check out the Coastal Commission’s site for details on the statewide effort! 53,073 volunteers, 367 tons of trash and recyclables! Holy cow!
The hubs and the bosslady were first time site captains this year and chose Shell Beach along the Sonoma Coast and had an eager group of 27 volunteers cleaned up 50 pounds of trash! We had a wonderful group of volunteers and wouldn’t have had such a great first experience without them!
This was the 34th annual Coastal Clean Up which happens all up and down the coast. The clean up effort not only keeps our beaches clean and beautiful but also prevents much of the trash from reaching the ocean. We were happy to be part of the largest citizen science event that provides much needed data to help support legislation to keep our beaches clean. We have found less plastic bags along the coast which is a wonderful sign that the ban on one-time use plastic bags truly had an effect in reducing these in our oceans. Way to go California! Proud to say we live in this amazing state!
Our beach clean up day was breezy, cold and a bit foggy. The weather did not deter our efforts one bit! Check out a few pics below from the Shell Beach clean up!