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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
By Meghan Rice
We know that plastic pollutes our oceans and shores, from the fact that we see garbage littered on the beaches and shorelines, and we hear about the dangerous effects of pollution on the environment.Read More
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.Read More
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By Jacque Winberg
For nearly two years, Coastal Angels has hosted beach cleanups on the Orange County, California coastline - and it hasn't been pretty. In fact, it's hideous! The public in this county needs to help clean up and crack down on plastic pollution.Read More
By Meghan Rice
As I clean Huntington State Beach every month, I think about how on earth people can leave their garbage on the beach. Personally, I feel grateful for the beautiful environment that I live in as a Southern Californian.Read More
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