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
By RJ Winberg
Fighting Plastic pollution is a big job. Beach cleanups are fun, and are a great way to get involved and help protect our beautiful beaches and marine life. Check out our schedule here. Another strategy to win the war on plastic pollution, is that we as a society will ultimately need to look within and change our habits.Read More
I created Coastal Angels in March of 2015. I became aware of plastic pollution on Southern California's beaches and was also inspired by a documentary titled, Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I began thinking of how I could help make a difference in the environment and decided that hosting beach cleanups with my friends and family would be a good foundation.Read More
By Meghan Rice
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By Jacque Winberg
Coastal Angel's mission is to protect CA's beaches and marine life, voluntarily, from plastics and other pollutants. We are a growing network of people who simply care about our planet and want to help educate the public about plastic pollution and the damage it causes to you and marine life such as dolphins, sealions, sharks, turtles, seagulls, and more.Read More
By Meghan Rice
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Coastal Angels is celebrating their first anniversary and 10th beach cleanup on March 26, 2016.
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