Coast Cleanup Day: Sept. 15

Coastal Cleanup Day event is an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup lead by the California Coastal Commission, and each year Alamedans do their part by tending to areas around our fair Island.

The effort began in 1985, and since then more than one million Californians have removed more than 18 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our state’s coast and waterways. For instance, close to 72,0-00 volunteers participated in the 2011 event, removing more than 1.3 million pounds of trash and recyclables from the state’s beaches, lakes, creeks and waterways.

This year, Encinal Yacht club will be partnering with the California Coastal Commission and the Department of Boating and Waterways to organize a local, family-friendly event.

On Saturday, September 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the members of EYC are combining forces with folks from the Oakland Yacht Club and Marina Village to help organize a clean up of the Alameda-Oakland Estuary. Any and all participation will make a big difference to the local and global community.

Janet Levaux