We are so grateful for the amazing volunteers, and anonymous donors, and supportive community members. Coastal Angels grows at every single event! Southern California, we want you to know that MANY people, near and far, care about our coastline and the protection of marine life. We hope that by increasing our volunteer force, everyone can feel the impact from strength in numbers. We hope that everyone sees the value in a selfless act like volunteering at cleanup events.
We want to take a minute to acknowledge some of our major accomplishments:
We added kayak cleanups.
We had our first intern.
We completed a three month case study on the most commonly found items at our beach cleanups (bottle caps, straws, and Styrofoam)
We were featured in a KBS Korean Documentary called, "Plastic Earth."
We hosted our first Music Fundraiser called, "Sound Out Against Pollution (SOAP)."
We took a road trip to support the Kern River Conservancy on Coastal Cleanup Day.
All of these moments add to our movement and cause, which is, voluntarily protecting marine life and beaches from plastics and other pollutants. It is an absolute honor to generate large scale events throughout the years and to continue educating ourselves as well as the community about the trash that is plaguing our coastline.
So, thank you again to everyone who supports Coastal Angels, because without you, we wouldn't be able to reach so many people around the world, done all the beach cleanups (over 38 beach cleanups), and made Coastal Angels a go-to-non-profit for community service hours for schools and universities.
Wishing you all a beautiful 2019.
All my best,
Founder and President
On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Coastal Angels did something a little different. We took a road trip up to the Kern River in Bakersfield, CA to help out with the Great Kern River Cleanup. It was an opportunity that appeared on our Instagram Feed. They needed a last minute videographer to film their special day because theirs cancelled. We jumped on the opportunity because we have plenty of experience and knowledge about covering cleanups.
We filmed and photographed 130 volunteers that day and they picked up almost 1,000 lbs of trash alongside the river. There were tires, medical rolling walkers, diapers, and all kinds of food and beverage containers. An entire fence was dragged out of the river too. BJ’s Restaurant provided food for all of the hard working volunteers too!
We’d like to take our volunteers up there next year so please let us know if you’re interested in joining us!
Here is the video we made for Kern River Conservancy on International Coastal Cleanup Day. Hope you can join us next year because Kern River needs us too. More information about the Kern River Conservancy can be found at: http://www.kernriverconservancy.org/