The 14th annual Kids Ocean and Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, May 22nd, at Dockweiler State Beach, 8255 Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey.

Approximately 2,100 children from 14 Los Angeles-area schools will take part in the clean-up campaign, which was initiated in 1994 by Michael Klubock of the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education.

After the event, the participants will be invited to ‘stand in the sand’ and create a large human design depicting a giant whale spouting trash out of its blowhole.

The volunteers will learn that refuse from city neighborhoods travels to the beaches and out into the ocean, which in turn can harm delicate marine life and pollute the waters.

The clean-up is a statewide campaign, coordinated by the California Coastal Commission.

The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education receives generous support from the California Coastal Commission’s Whale Tale License Plate Fund.

Information about the clean-up, (310) 652-4324.