The San Diego Clean Beach Coalition succeeded in keeping popular beaches cleaner this year for the holiday weekend. With close to 200 temporary trash and recycle bins scattered throughout Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay, and Ocean Beach, beachgoers had an easy and convenient way to dispose of their trash. The bins were heavily used and the City of San Diego’s Parks & Recreation Department should have numbers on the total tons of debris collected in these bins in the coming days.

The Clean Beach Coalition also supported the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation’s Morning After Mess Cleanup, which brought together close to 1,000 volunteers to clean up beaches after the holiday weekend. Most commonly found items included cigarette butts and plastic bags. A spokesperson from Surfrider Foundation commented that the beaches were noticeably cleaner this year, when compared to years prior when alcohol was still permitted.

Stay tuned for more information on the San Diego Clean Beach Coalition’s efforts throughout the summer, including Labor Day plans.

Posted by SDCBC, filed under Uncategorized. Date: July 7, 2010, 9:17 am | No Comments »