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San Diego beach clean up following 4th of July celebrations

Posted at 5:09 AM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 08:37:19-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Following the holiday weekend, volunteers will assist the Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Coastkeeper, and I Love a Clean San Diego in cleaning up San Diego beaches.

Clean up begins at 9 a.m. at Belmont Park in Mission Beach, and the Ocean Beach, and Crystal and Oceanside piers. 

Last year, nearly 700 volunteers gathered up 1,400 pounds of trash and nearly 400 pounds of recycling material, according to organizers.

Caroline Cantor of Surfrider remarked with the city of San Diego banning alcoholic beverages on beaches, there's significantly less holiday trash.

"But there is still a ton of garbage left behind and we need volunteers to help make sure it doesn't enter the ocean," Cantor said.

If you'd like to help, bags and gloves will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. Minors will need a parent or guardian to register and participate.

For complete event information visit Surfrider's website.

 

CNS contributed to this story.