Call it a morning of good clean fun in the sun.
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, more than 10,000 volunteers are expected to gather at 50-plus waterside locations throughout Los Angeles County for Coastal Cleanup Day.
Heal the Bay and other local nonprofits are still looking for volunteers to help remove trash from local beaches, waterways and wetlands.
Santa Monica Beach cleanups are happening at Bay Street, Ocean Park Boulevard and Santa Monica Pier.
In Venice, meet at Rose Avenue, Venice Boulevard or the Venice Pier.
There are several events in Playa del Rey. Meet at Trask Triangle Park to clean up along the LAX dunes, head to Toes Beach (6200 Pacific Ave.), or hit Dockweiler State Beach at Tower 54 (11999 Vista Del Mar) or Tower 60 (12501 Vista Del Mar). Los Angeles Waterkeeper is also hosting a SCUBA underwater cleanup at Tower 60. There’s also the annual Jungle Cleanup along Trolleyway just south of Culver Blvd.
The Ballona Wetlands and Ballona Creek are also part of the action. Inland waterway cleanups are happening at 303 Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey, Syd Kronenthal Park in Culver City, and where Overland and Duquesne avenues cross the creek.
During last year’s Coastal Cleanup Day, volunteers in the Los Angeles area collected an estimated 22,500 pounds of trash and debris — the most common items being feather-lite cigarette butts, plastic bottles and food wrappers, according to Heal the Bay.
Find more information and RSVP at healthebay.org.
— Joe Piasecki