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Aquatic Park Beach Clean Up
January 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join Shark Stewards in our bi-weekly beach clean up and marine debris survey to clean up and solve the problem of butts and plastic entering our ocean.
Clean ups are every other Saturday at Aquatic Park. Next clean up is January 28, at 0900 AM. Meet outside the Dolphin Club, west end. Join us cleaning and supporting Aquatic Park National Marine Heritage Area. Volunteer now!
We will provide gloves and bags, but if you will bring your own glove and bucket, or coffee bag it will mean that much less waste!
Shark Stewards is helping lead the Bay marine debris prevention effort through clean-ups and quantifying marine debris. With our partners* our aim is to reduce plastic pollution in the Bay Tributaries, San Francisco Bay and adjacent beaches through direct action, education and policy. This campaign aims to raise awareness about the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter on our oceans, waves and beaches, and to help eliminate cigarette butt litter in San Francisco County and beyond to the Bay and Pacific Ocean. Commonly littered on our sidewalks and streets, butts end up in our storm drains, flowing to our streams, rivers, bays, lagoons and ultimately the ocean.
With the San Francisco Dolphin Club, the National Parks Service we are taking a beachhead by cleaning up Aquatic Park Beach, conducting beach clean ups, quantifying plastic pollution, marine debris and keeping the cigarette butts. This pilot project will help reduce butt waste in the marine environment, collect data and create an education program.
These clean ups typically take about one hour and are fun team building events giving back to our community. Companies and corporate groups welcome!
Sign Up Here Supported in part by Keep America Beautiful.
Donate $10 to support the Healthy Bay Program to fund gloves, tools and clean up materials. A $100 donation adopts a butt urn to directly solve this problem.
Working with the National Park Service on signage and installing butt receptacles we will help educate beach visitors and reduce cigarette butts discarded onto the sand, in drains and adjacent streets and walkways. Currently in planning phase, we are seeking funding to implement this program City-wide, while bringing San Francisco city youth from adjacent schools to help clean up, learn about marine ecosystems and our impacts, including cigarette butt waste. This pilot project will help reduce butt waste in the marine environment, collect data and create an education program.