052. 2010 California Coastal Clean Up

Become part of one of the most participated volunteer marine activity of the year – the 26th Annual California Coastal Clean Up Day. Taking place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 8:30-9am until noon. Heal the Bay, Clean the Beaches.

Hello everybody, welcome to another episode of The Reside Daily Bite – Happy Friday. We’re getting ready for Coastal Clean Up Day tomorrow, which is happening in LA County. And I’m sitting here with my two co-captains Art Salter and Christine Vicente. We’re going to be at the Santa Monica pier tomorrow. Art has been doing it the last 5 years. So, Art, tell us what we are going to do and what to expect tomorrow.

Art: Okay. Well, first of all, Saturday morning, it’s just the first life cart station north of the pier. We are going to be picking up trash to help heal the bay, clean the beaches. We’re going to start at around 8:30 to 9:00 up to 11:30. We’d love everybody to come out. You don’t need any experience. We will have a waiver for you to sign. We will tell you what to pick up, what not to pick up. We’re just going to have a lot of fun. We hope that everybody comes out and helps us pick up trash. We will have certain bags for recyclable and some for regular trash. And, what we will do when we are done (after the people go out, the volunteers to pick up trash) is that, we will weigh the trash and weigh the recyclables. Then, we are going to report to Heal the Bay and if you watch your evening news on Channel 2 or Channel 9, you will see how much trash is on the beaches. It’s pretty amazing what we find at the beach. Even though Santa Monica is a non-smoking beach, we do find a lot of cigarette butts. We find a lot of beer cans plastic holders that the pigeons and other birds chew on. They actually choke on it and die. We try to have a good time; it’s going to be a beautiful day at Santa Monica, so, come on out and help us clean up the beach. Christine, you have anything to add to that?

Christine: I just want to say that I’m really honored to be a part of this and to be learning from Art, the coastal clean up site expert. I’ll be representing Professionals Emerging as Business Leaders Committee at the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and we will be having a nice group of people from Pebble to support the Coastal Clean Up Day; so, this is going to be exciting. We hope you guys come out and help us. Thank you.

Art: Thank you.

David: Alright, thank you guys. Very excited! Come on out tomorrow, 8:30. We’ll be there, look for one of us three at Santa Monica pier. Thank you so much for checking out The Reside Daily Bite.

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