More than 3,000 students from 19 Los Angeles-area schools plan to clean up litter on Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey Friday, June 6th.

Prior to the beach clean-up, the students plan to create an aerial art piece depicting two giant children holding up the planet, according to a Los Angeles Public Works Department spokes- man.

The students and event organizers want to send a message that they believe clean beaches and oceans are possible and are expecting to do some “heavy lifting” to prevent litter and other pollutants from reaching the ocean, the public works spokesman said.

Representatives of public agencies including Cynthia M. Ruiz, city Board of Public Works president, Sara Wan, California Coastal Commissioner, and Michael Klubock, Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education executive director, are expected to join the students at the beach clean-up.

The students are scheduled to create the aerial art piece at 11 a.m. and the beach clean-up is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. June 6th, at the Imperial Highway entrance to Dockweiler State Beach, 8255 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey.