Weekend of June 2 & 3, 2018

What an incredible weekend for Coastal Angels! On June 2nd, we attended the Newport Underwater Cleanup and n June 3rd we hosted a beach cleanup at Bolsa Chica State Beach with some special visitors from South Korea. 

On Saturday, we attended the 2nd Annual Newport Underwater cleanup and supported divers excavating trashy treasures under the water. Some of the strangest items were a plastic Christmas tree, with lights still attached, and shopping carts. We also participated in a round table discussion with other local groups and discussed different ways to collaborate and communicate. It was a rewarding discussion that led to us securing a donation from Boxed Water, an alternative to plastic bottled water. We were grateful to attend and are proud of all the volunteers and activists that showed up to make a difference in Orange County, CA. 

On Sunday, we hosted a beach cleanup at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Tower 27 and had an energized group of community members as well as a film crew from South Korea! The strangest things we found at the cleanup yesterday were a syringe, three rubber bouncing balls, band-aids, and ketchup packets. Our volunteers noticed that there was a reduction in the amount of straws that we normally find. That was a cool note to make because clearly something is happening in the community to see a reduction. 

A film crew from South Korea came to document and interview us and they were were absolutely amazing. We can't thank them enough for spotlighting our hard work and adding us in their documentary. We thank them for their support and choosing us. They took time to understand the nature of the cause and ask many questions about plastic pollution and what we do to combat it. It was a very long and strenuous day but one that was so worth it in the ends. We will update everyone as soon as we have more information about the documentary. 

Inaugural Newport Harbor Underwater Cleanup

Over 200 volunteers from Southern California participated in the first ever Newport Harbor Underwater Cleanup on June 3, 2017. Divers scavenged the Lower Newport Bay for unnatural garbage laying quiescently on the ocean floor.

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Coastal Angels Visits Tanaka Farms in Irvine CA

On May 27, 2017 Coastal Angels took the "Farm to Table" Cookout Tour at Tanaka Farms in Irvine, CA. This tour lets guests pick vegetables from their farm and eat them in a picnic setting after washing and preparing them. Coastal Angels wants more people to experience the farm-fresh and delightful atmosphere Tanaka Farms has to offer. 

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Marine Debris

Marine debris seems to be a normal part life these days. A typical beach day in Orange County, California includes encounters with trash in the sand or ocean. Things you may see: plastic fragments or syringes sticking out of sand castles, chip and snack bags

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Earth Day 2017 Beach Cleanup

Coastal Angels hosted their 21st beach cleanup on Earth Day April 22, 2017 at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Tower 27 in Huntington Beach, CA. A total of 65 volunteers participated and collected 73 lbs of coastal pollution. Coastal Angels appreciated every volunteer that came out on Earth Day to help protect the environment.

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How Plastic Ends Up In The Ocean

Plastic is one of the largest threats plaguing our oceans and marine ecosystems today. There are many types of pollution, but plastic is particularly damaging due to the sheer volume of it that is making it's way into the ocean and the fact that it takes centuries for a piece of plastic to decompose.

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The Toxic Truth About Microplastics

By Meghan Rice

In previous blog posts, I have explored some of the most dangerous kinds plastics in the ocean.  One form of plastic that I discovered to be surprisingly harmful was microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic found in cosmetics and as byproducts of processes like laundering clothing.

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Coastal Angels Prevents Pollution and The Desecration of Nature

By Jacqueline Winberg

Plastic is plaguing our beaches despite the new plastic bag ban. Since we started hosting beach cleanups in March 2015, the most commonly found items are bottle caps and cigarette butts

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