On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) takes place in over 100 countries and territories bordering every major body of water on Earth! It is the world's largest volunteer effort to cleanup the marine environment and collect marine environmental data from both land and sea.
Join the SeaTurtles.org Marine Debris Action Teams leading a huge beach cleanup at Stinson Beach in Marin County to support a cleaner, healthier future for California leatheback sea turtles.
WHO: You, your family and friends. All ages welcome!
WHAT: A beach cleanup and educational experience at one of Marin County's best and most popular beaches.
WHERE: Stinson Beach, central parking lot. For more information, click here.
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-12:00 noon. Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day!
WHY: Help create a cleaner future for ocean wildlife in California and around the world. Pitch in! Every little bit of litter removed could save the life of a baby sea turtle.
Get ready the day before, join SeaTurtles.org in Sausalito for a Sunset Sail in celebration of all the hard work to be done cleaning beaches. Volunteers and friends of sea turtles enjoy discounted tickets! Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Sea turtles commonly ingest floating plastic, mistaking it for food. Leatherback sea turtles, the world's largest sea turtle, have died as a direct result of eating plastic bags and plastic debris in the oceans. At least 80% of the ocean's plastic pollution originates from land, so cleaning up plastic from our neighborhoods is an easy and effective way to save sea turtles!
Visit STRP's Bag the Plastics campaign page for ways you can help reduce plastic in your own life and in the marine environment.