September 20th is California Coastal and Waterway Cleanup Day

The Coalition will partner with the Ventura Countywide Coalition for Coastal and Inland Waterways.

On Saturday morning, September 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Coalition invites members to help ‘Clean Up the Creek’. Participants will record the litter they have removed from Ojai Creek running through Libbey Park. Volunteers are asked to sign in at 8:45 a.m. at the Libbey Park lower tennis court parking lot off S. Montgomery St. in Ojai.
Join us and be among the 60,000 people to take part in the California Coastal and Waterway Cleanup Day‘s 30th anniversary event! Debris will also be picked up from the coast, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines all around California which helps protect wildlife from harm while taking care of our environment.
This couldn’t happen in Ojai without the generous donation of bins and service from E.J. Harrison & Sons – thank you! Please wear sturdy shoes and you might want to bring your own gloves – we will be providing rubber gloves. Note: All participants must sign waivers and those under 18 must have waivers signed by a parent or guardian.
The California Coastal Commission estimates that 80 percent of the debris on California beaches originates from inland and then washes out to the ocean. Last year volunteers collected nearly 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and inland waterways.
Coastal Cleanup Day takes place every year on the third Saturday of September, and is the nation’s premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment. This is a great opportunity for students, neighbors, families, and service groups to join together, have fun, and show community support for the stewarding of shared natural resources.
Visit the website for further information and to download waivers.