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Newport Beach River Marsh Cleanup - September 2019

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CA Coastal Cleanup Day - River Marsh Cleanup

Saturday, September 21⋅8:00am - 12:00pm

8am - 12pm

Description:FAQs

Do I need to signup ahead of time? No, you can just show up. See you there!!!

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 tent at the staging areas on the river trail or the Blue Drains to Ocean tents at the north area.


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 Drains to Ocean and 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 available 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

Detailed info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coastal-cleanup-day-santa-ana-river-marsh-tickets-70785568541

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

A limited amount of Bags and gloves will be on hand for volunteers at the Drains to Ocean tents.

There is no time commitment. Come as long as you can volunteer your time to help the environment. We can give out community hours if needed.

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/