CA Coastal Clean-up Event Doheny MLE
Join us at Doheny to participate in one of the largest volunteer events in the world as volunteers from up and down the coast join together to remove trash from our beaches and waterways. Doheny’s event, lead by our park Naturalist, meets at the Lifeguard Headquarters building by San Juan Creek at 9 AM to rally up, then hit the beaches and San Juan Creek. Environmental displays and groups will be present, and goodies from local eateries are always available. Special thanks to the City of Dana Point for its support in this event.
California’s coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris, if not removed, can be harmful and even fatal to all manners of marine wildlife, can damage our state’s economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun!
Keeping our neighborhood storm channels clean
With roughly eighty percent of marine pollution originating on land, the Wyland Foundation is proud to support Orange County’s Adopt-A-Channel program to reduce land-based impacts on the marine environment. As caretakers of the Laguna Canyon Channel, the foundation works directly with the county of Orange and Orange County Conservation Corps to ensure the regular removal of debris, trash, and graffiti in our backyard. Recent results from this community partnership have resulted in the removal of 45 square feet of graffiti and nearly one hundred pounds of paper trash, glass bottles, green waste, discarded clothes, and scrap lumber. If you or your company are interested in adopting a channel, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org