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. A donation of coffee from Starbucks was greatly appreciated by our volunteers as well. Coastal Angels appreciated every volunteer that came out on Earth Day to help protect the environment. Earth Day is a great reminder to the world that it is up to people to take action and make a difference in their community. Coastal Angels prevented people and marine life from encountering harmful pollutants and created awareness about the health of Orange County's coastline. Coastal Angels is committed to protecting marine life, people, and the environment from plastics and other pollutants at monthly beach cleanups.
A few specific groups that attended were Cal-State Fullerton Archery and Geography Clubs. Other participants ranged from local residents, friends, and families, as well as students from area schools that needed community service hours. At every beach cleanup, Coastal Angels conducts a survey. Items found at today's beach cleanup ranged from surfer wax, socks, pills and alcohol, hangers, balloons, Styrofoam, tar, a wooden mallet, plastic bits, bottle caps, cigarette butts, chip and candy bags, and various bottles.
Coastal Angels President Jacque Winberg said, "We are so happy and grateful to have volunteers that believe in protecting marine life and the environment. Every piece of trash we pick up, no matter how big or small, reduces pollution and damage to the environment."
If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities or make a tax deductible donation, please visit www.coastalangels.org.
Coastal Angels conducts monthly beach cleanups in Orange County, CA. We are a growing network of volunteers who dedicate a minimum of three hours a month to fight plastic pollution. We urge the community to take a pledge of volunteering with us at least once this year. Help us preserve our beaches and keep them safe for others to create memories on. Let's finally be the difference we want to see in the world.