More than 50 non-profits, schools, businesses & authorities from the state and city levels are working together to clean 24 local beaches as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Movement started by Ocean Conservancy more than 30 years ago.
This is the first time that an alliance is formed with different organizations in order to cover more beaches and pickup the biggest amount of trash possible and create awareness in the community about keeping our beaches and oceans clean.
Each organization will be in charge of cleaning squads that will start the cleanup on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 in several beaches around Ensenada and all the way to Baja Sur.
All the trash collected from the cleanup will be organized by type (Ex. cigarette butts, plastic bottles, cans, etc), weight and all the information will be put in a database which will allow authorities and non-profits to know what kind of trash is more often found in particular places. With this information campaigns can be made to address specific trash problems in certain areas.
The results from the ocean cleanups all around the world will be published in Ocean Conservancy’s website www.oceanconservancy.org and will also be available at the next Expo Environment, organized by the local Environmental Protection Office, in a booth that will show visitors the quantity of trash collected and exhibit the most weird objects found in the beach.
You can help by attending any of these cleanups, they start at 8:00AM and end at 1:00PM. Volunteers should bring a hat, comfortable closed shoes, sunscreen, water (in a reusable container), fruit and gloves. They are stressing out to not bring any water in disposable plastic bottles.
The locations available are:
Saturday, September 22, 2018- Ensenada and Baja Sur
- San Miguel
- Tres Emes
- El Mosquito
- Playa Hermosa
- La Mision
- Villa Jesus Maria
- Bahia de Los Angeles
- Isla de Cedros
- Guerrero Negro
- Laguna San Ignacio
Sunday, September 23, 2018 – San Quintin
- Arroyo Santo Domingo
- Playa San Ramón
- Laguna Figueroa
- Playa Santa María
- La Chorera
- Humedal El Arco
- Punta Azufre
- Punta Mazo and Monte Ceniza Natural Reserves
We have no news of organized efforts being made in Rosarito and Tijuana but you can always show up at your local beach and do your part to help out, better yet take some friends over and help even more!
Fore more information visit the Facebook event “Limpieza Internacional Costera“.