Los Angeles based environmental organization, Heal The Bay just came out with their annual California Beach Bummer list which includes the top 10 dirtiest beaches. The good news…only one beach in San Diego County made the list. The bad news…the beach is part of one of San Diego’s finest features, Mission Bay Park. Vacation Isle North Cove Beach was named #9 on this year’s dirty beach list. Thankfully, the San Diego Clean Beach Coalition is here to help prevent these dirty beaches by providing temporary trash and recycling containers this summer. The Coalition will be placing over 200 bins for both the Independence Day and Labor Day weekends, giving beachgoers an easy and painless way to properly dispose of their trash.

The full story about all ten of California’s “Beach Bummers” is available here: http://bit.ly/clOD2q

And it’s not too late to support our efforts! Contact Morgan Justice-Black at 619.291.0103 to learn more about supporting the San Diego Clean Beach Coalition.

Posted by SDCBC, filed under Uncategorized. Date: May 26, 2010, 1:33 pm | No Comments »

The San Diego Clean Beach Coalition is at it again, working hard to prepare our local beaches for the swarms of visitors expected this summer. Beginning Memorial Day weekend and going through the September Labor Day holiday, popular San Diego beaches will receive millions of visitors. Help the Clean Beach Coalition to keep our beaches free from trash this year and protect the lifestyle that all San Diego residents know and love.

Collaboration between FreePB.org, I Love A Clean San Diego, San Diego Coastkeeper, the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and the City of San Diego – Park and Recreation Department will help to ensure that adequate trash and recycle bins are provided for the big holiday weekends. If you frequent Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay or Ocean Beach on holiday weekends, you may remember seeing the temporary trash and recycle bins placed on the sand. These bins help to prevent marine debris and increase the safety of beachgoers who are less likely to be injured by stepping on litter.

The Clean Beach Coalition needs your help to sustain our efforts. We are currently looking for sponsors to help underwrite the cost of these bins, planned for 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. These bins are expensive…at close to $100 each, so please consider assisting to fund our efforts. As a bin sponsor, your company logo will be placed on each bin, providing a unique advertising opportunity.  Contact us to learn more!

Posted by SDCBC, filed under Uncategorized. Date: May 12, 2010, 11:46 am | No Comments »

Here are some tips for this holiday weekend to keep our beaches clean:

1)  Only take reusable items to the beach (avoid Styrofoam coolers and single-use plastics)
2)  Enjoy your bash but can your trash (be sure to toss any trash into a bin and recycle what you can)
3)  Help cleanup after (walk the tideline early each morning then join the Clean Beach Coalition for the Morning After Mess Cleanup)

Posted by SDCBC, filed under Event Details. Date: June 25, 2009, 4:23 pm | No Comments »