Coastal Cleanup Day
California Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the International Coastal Cleanup – the largest volunteer event in the world. In 2015, nearly 800,000 volunteers collected over 18 million pounds of debris from beaches, lakes and waterways across the globe.
In partnership with the California Coastal Commission and Heal the Bay, LA Waterkeeper hosts a cleanup site each year at Dockweiler Beach.
On September 17th, Waterkeeper hosted our annual beach and sea cleanup at Dockweiler Beach. Our divers alone collected nearly 60 lbs of plastic debris and trash from the ocean. Coastal Cleanup Day LA was a huge success – over 9,500 volunteers showed up to collect nearly 15 tons of trash!
Over 250 volunteers gathered near Tower 58 at Dockweiler Beach, and together hauled in more than 350 pounds of trash & recyclables.
Nearly 400 volunteers collected over 200 pounds of plastic, styrofoam, and cigarette butts that plagued El Segundo beach.