Once again, our school is going to participate in the Coastal Cleanup Project, sponsored by the Save Our Shores, and endorsed by organizations such as the Surfrider Foundation, The Ocean Conservancy, and the California Coastal Commission. In doing our part, we are planning to do an environmental “sweep” of several of the local beaches and coastal zones along the Big Sur South Coast. The beaches we will be visiting (and caring for) are Willow Creek, Mill Creek, Kirk Creek, Sand Dollar Beach Park, and Jade Cove area. The Coastal Cleanup Program will be providing us with accessories, such as bags, gloves, and data sheets to record the waste and litter we remove.
Our local project will be a contingent of a statewide and national effort that will be taking place along the entire California coast, as well as beaches, lakeshores, and rivers across the nation, and worldwide! We will not only be cleaning up litter and debris from our pristine and treasured local beach sites, but we will also be counting every litter item we collect on specialized data-collection sheets, which classify the items by category. Our data will go for scientific use by environmental agencies and organizations, regional, statewide, national, and international.
Each class will be taken to a different beach location during the time frame of scheduled classes on Wednesday, Sept 18, to perform this community service.
NOTE: Parents, friends, and community members are welcome, and you are invited to join us!!!
Call the school at 805-927 4507, or see coordinator, David Allan
to sign up with one of our teams.