December 6, 2023
Volunteers collected over 1,700 kilos of trash from San Diego seashores after the Fourth of July festivities. This photograph is from the Tourmaline Seaside cleanup in February. Picture courtesy of Surfrider Basis

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, San Diego Coastkeeper unveils its 2022 Marine Particles Report in collaboration with Surfrider Basis San Diego.

In 2022, Coastkeeper and Surfrider rallied an inspiring 4,028 volunteers who eliminated 8,734 kilos of trash from our treasured shores and inland waterways. To commemorate this achievement, Coastkeeper, and Surfrider invite San Diegans to have fun this system’s success by collaborating in seashore cleanups organized on World Oceans Day.

Since 2007, our collaborative seashore cleanup program has eliminated over 127,977 kilos of particles from our native seashores and waterways. In 2022, we collected 112,954 particular person items of trash throughout 208 completely different cleanup occasions. Among the many commonest culprits had been cigarette butts, EPS foam (a.okay.a. Styrofoam) fragments, microplastics, and ubiquitous single-use plastics like meals wrappers, luggage, bottle caps, and straws. A complete breakdown of our cleanups, together with detailed data and statistics, is within the 2022 Marine Particles Report.

Coastkeeper and Surfrider will host cleanup occasions at La Jolla Shores and South Mission Seaside from 11th of September a.m. on Saturday, June 10, in honor of World Oceans Day and the discharge of the 2022 information report. Moreover, Coastkeeper and Surfrider host month-to-month cleanups all year long. Contributors ought to deliver their bag, bucket, and work gloves if they’ve them, however Coastkeeper can even have provides to borrow. For extra cleanup dates and extra data, go to