May and July Locations of the Beach Clean-up Switched in Effort to Team with Cabrillo College & The Clean Oceans Project
Our May Beach Cleanup will be moved to Moran Lake at the same time:11am- 1 pm and will team up to work together with The Cabrillo College Oceanography Class 28th Bi-Annual Coastal Cleanup and The Clean Oceans Project Beach Survey.
Cabrillo Oceanography Coastal Cleanup
Cabrillo College Oceanography department will be hosting their 28th Bi-Annual Corcoran Lagoon and Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, May 5th from 9:00am – 1:00pm Meet at the KSCO Radio Station at 2300 Portola Drive. They will have breakfast and lunch for all participants and will provide gloves and bags, and hopefully live music. Please spread the word to Surfrider and others!
They like to call it a “coastal cleanup” because some of their focus is in waterways and other areas that lead to the beach. If the weather is nice, they hope to get ~100 participants or more. They’ve averaged around 1,000lbs per cleanup so they estimate they’ve removed at least 13 tons over the last 14 years.
The Clean Oceans Project Beach Survey
will be conducted at Moran Lake Beach around 9:30 am after a quick briefing from the head of the Cabrillo College and TCOP crew at the KSCO Radio Station from about 9-9:30. This will include 5+ Members of the TCOP group instructing a beach cleanup survey to a few members of the Cabrillo College Oceanography Group ( and anyone else interested) in which a smaller area of the beach is surveyed and the amount of trash there in is tallied to estimate the amount of trash that would be on the beach in total and for use by comparison to other beaches!
Also come to learn about the new, fun beach cleanup tool – The Marine Debris Tracker at the 9 am briefing! A free, downloadable APP, downloadable at http://www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu/how-do-i-start-tracking. Go to the website to also find out more!