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3,166lbs of Trash Collected at one Cleanup!!!!

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We collected an amazing 3,166lbs of litter Sept. 16th, from 8am-4pm at the Santa Ana River Marsh. And it's still extremely littered with trash . Nice work by all the NGO's that participated: Fairview Park Alliance, Sierra Club BRTF, Surfrider, BR Conservancy, ACO and Drains to Ocean. http://www.drainstoocean.org #banningranch #coastalcleanupday#surfcity #surfcityusa #huntingtonbeach #newportbeach #drainstoocean#hsbsurfrider #beachcleanup #marshcleanup #orangecounty #rjs#savebanningranch #trashfreeoc

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One volunteer at the end of the days said we picked up around 30% of the trash out here. Most of the trash left out there are small stuff like bottle caps, straws and millions of pieces of styrofoam. 

River Marsh Cleanup

Join us on Coastal Cleanup Day - September 16, 2017 - to clean up the Santa Ana River North and South Marshes

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This year's heavy rains washed massive amounts of trash down the Santa Ana River and into the Santa Ana River Marshes. These protected wetlands serve as vital habitat for endangered animal and plant species and are an important link in the Santa Ana River watershed.

The marshes are also adjacent to the Banning Ranch lowlands, so they represent a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at that portion of Banning Ranch.

Join OCES and our partners for this important cleanup:

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club Banning Ranch Park and Preserve Task Force

Orange County Coastkeeper

Costa Mesa Sanitary District

CR&R Environmental Services

Drains to Ocean

Surfrider Newport Beach Chapter

Fairview Park Alliance

Signup for free click here

DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 16, 2017

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

Army Cops of Engineers Wetlands

Newport Beach, CA

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FAQs

Where is the cleanup area located?

The cleanup will take place in the north and south marshes, adjacent to the Banning Channel Bikeway on the west (Costa Mesa) side of the river. Look for the white sign-in tenst at the staging areas on the river trail


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Volunteers under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian's signature on the ACoE release form.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The marshes are adjacent on the west (Costa Mesa) side of the river, adjacent to the Banning Channel Bikeway, We'll have one staging area each in the north and south marshes (NOTE - copy and paste Google Maps URLs to view locations on Google Maps):

North Marsh - https://goo.gl/maps/xs56kQAtMEA2

South Marsh - https://goo.gl/maps/rPMh9TMJCTx

We strongly encourage volunteers to bike or walk to the staging tents, but street-side parking is avaiable at three locations near the staging areas:

West 19th Street in Costa Mesa https://goo.gl/maps/3FCeyr6xWEG2

Public parking along Seashore Drive in Newport Beach https://goo.gl/maps/Gtq5xXCjN6R2

West Victoria Street near Vista Park - https://goo.gl/maps/khrg6aAyFq12

What can I bring into the event?

We encourage volunteers to bring the following items:

A bucket or reusable bag

Gloves

A reusable water bottle

Sunscreen

A hat

Closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting wet/muddy

Please DO NOT wear sandals, flip-flops or open-toed shoes

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email OCearthstewards@Gmail.com for additional information

Beach Cleanup - August 12th - 2017 • 17th St. / PCH Huntington Beach

Drains to Ocean is holding a Beach Cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation and 17th St. Boardshop in Surf City, California on Saturday, Aug 12th - 2017 from 8am - 12noon. 

Entry: FREE Parking on numbered Streets. Metered parking on both sides of PCH

What to bring?: Gloves, Reusable Bags or Buckets, Water and Sunblock. D2O & Surfrider will provide bags if needed. 

Look for the Blue Surfrider & Drains to Ocean Tents near the top of the stairs at 17th St. / PCH.

Community Hours Available (parent or guardian signature required if under 18)

 

D2O Beach Cleanup - Sunday, April 9th - 2017 Beach Blvd HB CA

Drains to Ocean is holding a Beach Cleanup in Surf City, California on Sunday, April 9th - 2017 from 8am - 12noon. 

Entry: Pull into the South Parking Lot at Beach Blvd/PCH and let the State Guard know you are with Drains to Ocean Beach Cleanup for FREE parking.

What to bring?: Gloves, Reusable Bags or Buckets, Water and Sunblock. D2O will provide bags if needed. 

Look for the Blue Drains to Ocean Tent on the beach in the first parking lot south of Beach Blvd.

Community Hours Available (parent or guardian signature required if under 18)

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street, snow and beach cleanups.

Street/Snow Cleanup at Mountain High Resort - Sunday, March 12th

Drains to Ocean is holding its 1st Street/Snow Cleanup Sunday, March 12th from 11am-3pm at Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood. The first 50 participants get a free Yeti Face Mask! Come on up to the closest winter resort in Cali, hit the slopes and do your part by picking up a few pieces of litter to help keep our environment clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. 

Community Hours available. Must have Parent/Guardian signature if under 18 years of age.

D2O Street/Snow Cleanup Location:
Mountain High [West Resort]
Address: 24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397
Date: March 12th, 2017
Time: 11am-3pm
Meet at: West Resort/Big Pines Base Lodge/Outside Deck
www.mthigh.com

FAQ's:
What to bring: Sunscreen, Water, Gloves, Warm Clothes

Parking: Free [West Resort]

Waiver: Each Cleanup Participant must sign a waiver before cleaning up trash. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign for you.

Do I need to sign up ahead of time?: No, you can just show up between 11am-3pm

How long do I have to cleanup for?: As long as you want. Even 5 mins helps a lot! If you need a full 4hrs of Community Service, then you'll need to cleanup for the full 4hrs and bring back your bags of trash to our tent so we can sign your sheet. We have Community Service hours sheets available as well.

Can I bring my kids, friends or a group? Yes, just let us know if you have a group over 20 people: info@drainstoocean.org

How do I get to Mt. High? Address: 24510 CA-2, Wrightwood, CA 92397 [West Resort]

Can I clean up the trash on the Resort Trails?: No, please stay off the trails. We are only cleaning up around the lodge, the parking lot areas and near the streets. Always cleanup with a buddy and be aware of your surroundings (moving cars, snowboarders/skiers etc). Never cleanup in the street itself. Stay on the sidewalks to be safe. 

This is from a 5 Minute Cleanup in the bottom parking lot at Mt. High Resort on Feb 28, 2017. 

This is from a 5 Minute Cleanup in the bottom parking lot at Mt. High Resort on Feb 28, 2017. 

Respect the Mountain #respectthemountain #drainstoocean

Respect the Mountain #respectthemountain #drainstoocean

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street, snow and beach cleanups. Protecting the Ocean, One Drain at a Time!

Donate or become a Member today! http://www.drainstoocean.org/become-a-member

@mthighsnow @mthigh @drainstoocean

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https://www.twitter.com/drainstoocean
https://www.instagram.com/drainstoocean
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Wanna participate in a Beach Cleanup? Visit our affiliate at www.hsbsurfrider.org today for a full Beach Cleanup Schedule in Huntington Beach, California.

Find a trash can before you throw your trash out on the street. Respect the Mountain! #drainstoocean

Find a trash can before you throw your trash out on the street. Respect the Mountain! #drainstoocean

Beach Cleanup - Feb 4th / Southside of the HB Pier

We are holding a beach cleanup this Saturday, February 4, from 10 AM to 12 noon. Come on down and join us for the cleanup and also check out the 1st Annual Board Riders Surf Comp on the Southside of the Huntington Beach Pier. HB vs SB vs LB vs SB!!! The best of the best surfers battle it out for bragging rights to their City.

Q&A's:

Q. Do I need to sign up ahead of time?

A. No, you can “just show up” at 10am and sign in. Its that simple... Cya there!


Q. Can I bring my kids, friends or a group?

A. Yes. For groups of 30+, just send us a quick email to info@drainstoocean.org and let us know how many you expect to have. Kids of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We cannot watch anyone once they are dropped off or cleaning the beach.


Q. Do I have to pay for parking?

A. Depends on the location. Yes, if you park down at the beach. The numbered streets are free to park if you can find a spot.


Q. Do I need to bring anything?

A. No, but if you have work gloves and a bucket, bring them. (Hat, Sunblock, Water)


Q. Can you sign my volunteer hours sheet or do you have a certificates of completion?

A. Yes but you MUST sign up first thing in the morning and participate fully throughout the entire cleanup. At the end of the day, we will sign your certificate of completion or give you one of our own completion forms.


Q. Can our company setup a tent/tables at the beach cleanup?

Sorry no, this is a private event.

 

 

Please be aware that we have been finding quite a lot of hypodermic needles on the beach lately. Be very careful where you step. 

www.drainstoocean.org

@west_coast_board_riders @sokfy @17thstboardshop @newportboardriderscoalition @sealbeachboardriders @hsbsurfrider

Wise Fool, Statements Magazine Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign for Drains to Ocean

Please Join us at Surf City's Charity Celebration to prevent Ocean Pollution:

In light of last week's nearby spill of 2.4 million gallons of raw sewage into our Ocean, Getwise Fool Clothing is throwing a charity event for the ages with 100% proceeds benefiting local environmental nonprofit Drains to Ocean. Click on this event link to let us know if you can make it or not

https://www.facebook.com/events/219690505093179/

What better time or place to take action than Surf City, USA
during the US Open of Surf?!

Come join WiseFool, Statements Magazine, Drains to Ocean, all our amazing local artists & co-sponsors at Rainwater Gallery & Event Center for a full day full of Ocean-Friendly activities, festivities, fundraising & free gifts!

FREE EVENTS (All Ages)
12pm - Drains to Ocean Street Clean (Meet at 6th & PCH)
2pm - FREE Yoga Class & Fuel Organic Juice Delivery Mimosas
3pm - Live Music, Local Artist Showcase & Silent Auction

VIP EVENTS (Minimum $10 Donation Requested - 21+)
5pm - Tapa That Food Truck & Four Sons Brewing Tasting
7pm - Private Charity Concert featuring Cali Conscious

AFTER PARTY:
FREE VIP Entry, Drink Specials & Bottle Service at Killarney Pub & Grill

1st 50 Guests to donate $10+ receive a Free WiseFool Gift Bag!

Local Artist Showcase: Last Chance to browse & buy Local Artists' Original & Printed Pieces on display for 1 final night!

Visit www.drainstoocean.org to see all the wonderful Ocean Advocacy your $10+ donation will help our friends Drains to Ocean accomplish.

Much love & many thanks to our entire Local Community for caring about & contributing to the Health of our Mother Ocean!

Get Wise. Stay Foolish. Good Life.
www.getwisefool.com

 

Drains to Ocean - Protecting the Ocean,  One Drain at a Time

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. 

https://www.facebook.com/drainstoocean

D2O 3R Challenge - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle with Drains to Ocean

The volunteers at Drains to Ocean came up with an interesting new D2O 3R Challenge to help encourage the public to start thinking forward when they purchase products to heighten their awareness. The D2O 3R Challenge asks that people take a pledge to do four, simple tasks every day.

1. Reduce: Use Less One-Time-Use Plastics
By acknowledging one-time-use plastics on a daily basis, we kick start our goal: to reduce unnecessary plastic litter in our landfills, streets, and waterways. Together, we'll prevent these toxic one-time-use plastics from draining into the ocean. #D2OREDUCE
@drainstoocean

2. Reuse: Stop Buying Plastic Water Bottles
Americans alone used approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles annually. This plastic leaches toxins into the water, into your body, and into our waterways polluting them all. Plus, you can save tons of money by purchasing a reusable water bottle and drinking your own water from home. Using a glass or stainless steel reusable water bottle is better for your health, your wallet, and the environment. #D20REUSE
@drainstoocean

3. Recycle: Pick up One Piece of Trash Per Day
How many times do we see trash on the ground and just walk on by? Just think: if 300,000,000 US citizens did this challenge everyday, that would equal 109,000,500,000 pieces of trash picked up in one year. Sadly, we would all still see trash on our streets, but just think of what an impact it would make on the environment. It all starts with one person picking up just one piece of trash per day. #D2ORECYLE
@drainstoocean

4. Share the image below and daily examples of your D2O 3R Challenge pledges on your social media platforms with: @drainstoocean & #D2O3RCHALLENGE

Additional hashtags:
#D2OREDUCE #D20REUSE #D2ORECYLE #DRAINSTOOCEAN #CLEANOCEAN #CLEANSTREETS #CLEANBEACHES

Are you ready to take the D2O 3R Challenge? Be part of the solution, not the pollution!

 

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street cleanups.

Protecting the Ocean, One Drain at a Time

www.drainstoocean.org

Locals Challenge in Surf City, Huntington Beach accepted by two locals

So we posted a "Locals Challenge" last Friday on Social Media to see who would be willing to help educate the public by showing just how much trash you can pickup from the shoreline to your car, after a surf. We had two kind locals (Sue Balestar and John Denney) accept the challenge and this is what they found. Thanks for taking 5 mins out of your day(s) and helping to spread the awareness that we all need to pitch in and help this environmental issue of littering. www.drainstoocean.org #drainstoocean #litter #hb #huntingtonbeach #surfcity #surfing #surf #educatetheyouth

California Coastal Clean Up Day

California Coastal Clean Up Day in Huntington Beach, CA. was a great success!
HSB Surfrider had 544 volunteers from as far as Tucson, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; City of Rancho Cucamonga & Barstow picked up 384.25 lbs. of trash.

Of that, 34 single use plastic bags and 7.6 lbs. of cigarette butts. 

This event was sponsored by: @shorebreakhotel & @drainstoocean // & @lavideodrone for capturing the moment!

Wanna do a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach? Check out www.hsbsurfrider.org

Beach Cleanup with Surfrider July 11th – Brookhurst Street – Huntington State Beach

Beach Cleanup with Surfrider July 11th – Brookhurst Street – Huntington State Beach

"Great day at the beach" sunny and warm

467 volunteers came out and picked up 482.6 lbs of trash!

Volunteers came from as far as Vancouver, BC and Corona (Corona HS & Youth Group); 146 members of the LDS Church, volunteers from: the National Charity League, Lion's Heart, Gateway, Liberty Dental Plan, Wells Fargo, La Quinta Key Club, Edison, Kohls - Seal Beach, Buena Park, Cypress, Yorba Linda., United Healthcare; Pierce College, local HS, (Boys and Girls Scout troops participated in the Discovery Channels - Shark Week)


International Surfing Day was a blast!

June 20th - 2015 Surfrider Foundation's Huntington/Seal Beach, Newport Beach and Long Beach Chapters want to thank you for participating with us to make ISD a big success. Sponsored by Drains to Ocean and many more! Thanks to all of our vendors who were able to join us out in the "beautiful sun" supporting our 2015 International Surfing Day.

Girls Scouts of America - Arlington - Potomac River - Park and River Cleanup - June 14th

Girls Scouts of America - Arlington Park and River Cleanup was a success! The girls picked up trash and were taught that it drains to the river, lakes and then even to the ocean

Our Girls Scout Troop organized a “River Clean Up” next to Washington DC along the Potomac River. With the Washington Monument as our back drop and the Potomac River as our body of water to save from pollutants, our troop filled trash and other litter into 4 trash bags and helped the Potomac River from pollutants that may have made its way into the river.

Our Girls Scout Troop was learning about ways to help prevent run-off and trash polluting our Rivers. One of the troop leaders had heard about the various Beach Clean-ups that were happening in her home town in Huntington Beach and shared this idea with her Girls Scout Troop. They decided they could do something similar along the river in Washington DC.

A total of 20 girls showed up for the “River Clean Up” and 4 trash bags were filled. It was a great turnout and great lesson for the Girl Scouts. Thanks for the idea Drains to Ocean!

 

Michelle Sagatov • Washington DC
Www.MichelleSagatov.com
 

 

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America, commonly called in America as simply the Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. http://www.girlscouts.org/

Beach Clean Up @ Tower 21, Bolsa Chica State Beach

Saturday's Surfrider Foundation Beach Clean Up @ Tower 21, Bolsa Chica State Beach June 6th

There were 277 volunteers that picked up 304 lbs of trash.  Of that, 7 lbs of Styrofoam; 2.6 lbs of cigarette butts; and 14 plastic bags.

Sponsored by: Drains to the Ocean