SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Nearly 1,000 students and volunteers will work together to clean Mission Beach Thursday as part of this year's Kids' Ocean Day.
After removing the litter, students will create an aerial art image that will read "WAVES OF CHANGE" to advocate for a safer, cleaner ocean.
Humans deposit eight million metric tons of plastic into the world's oceans every year. Plastics break down into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics, which are dangerous to both marine life and people.
San Diego’s event was coordinated locally by I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD).
It is one of five happening across the state.
When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 8:00 a.m- 12:00 p.m
Where: South Mission Beach - N Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
**If you arrive before 10:00 a.m., park at Mission Beach Park - 3000 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109**