Did you know that approximately 80% of trash found on the beach comes from inland sources? It's important to clean up beaches, but we can have a powerful effect all year long limiting litter wherever we are.
Come to San Gregorio State Beach September 17th or one of the nearby sites and help in this state-wide effort to clean up trash.
Locations and information can be found at http://www.flowstobay.org/cs_cleanup_participate.php.
SGERC encourages the use of re-useable gear - gloves, buckets, personal water bottles etc. This reduces the amount of trash generated in the cleanup event. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and layer your clothing so you can be comfortable no matter the weather.
SGERC will provide refreshments and award small prizes for the most unusual item, most trash collected, biggest item and other categories. Cleanup starts at 9am, but come no later than 11am to be done by noon.
Please share thanks to our State Parks for providing free parking for volunteers and trash disposal, as well as the County of San Mateo, the Coastal Commission and the Ocean Conservancy for sponsoring this event. SGERC is proud to once again be site captain at San Gregorio State Beach.
See you at the Beach!
Neil Panton - Director
San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center (SGERC)
firstname.lastname@example.org (650) 726-2499
(Also published in The La Honda Voice, August 2011.)
Protecting the San Gregorio Watershed.