Dig In Beach Cleanup! 9/25!

On Saturday, September 25, Slow Food chapters around the country will come together to promote good, clean, and fair food in their towns.On the same day, coastal communities around the world will head to the shores for International Coastal Cleanup Day.

You can participate in both by attending one event! Join us for the cleanup at Black’s Beach on September 25 to protect your local fisheries!

Slow Food Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz NEXT are partnering with Save Our Shores to protect one of Santa Cruz’s greatest sources of local food and local beauty – the ocean. This is a global event, and Santa Cruz has a long history of playing an important role in keeping our coast clean. Last year over 4,000 volunteers pulled nearly 15,000 lbs. of trash and recycle off our beaches!
At 10am, we’ll have a quick break to hear Lisa Uttal from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary speak about the sanctuary, local fisheries, and how they relate to our community and our food choices.
Then after the cleanup, join us for a BBQ at the Capitola and Santa Cruz Whole Foods locations!
Who: You and your clean-beach and clean-food loving friends
When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 9am-noon; guest speaker at 10am
Where: Black’s Beach – check-in will be at the end of 14th Ave. near the beach entrance
RSVP:  You can pre-register for this cleanup site on the Save Our Shores website: http://saveourshores.org/what-we-do/plastic-pollution-initiative/trash-removal-programs/annual-coastal-cleanup-day.Food for thought:
“The biggest oil spill on our planet is the one in the form of plastic pollution, spread throughout every ocean basin and washing up on virtually every single beach.” – Wallace J. Nichols, PhD, SOS Board Member

This year Save Our Shores will generate less waste during the cleanup by encouraging volunteers to BYO – every glove, bucket, or reused trash collection bag you bring will reduce the number of new plastic bags and gloves used.  Take it a step further and avoid bringing single-use plastic bottles or coffee cups – BYO means less waste that can end up in our ocean!

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