Volunteer with US for
California Coastal Cleanup Day On Tomales bay!
Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash Along Tomales Bay, an international Ramsar Site, or Wetland of International Importance.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Coastal Clean Up | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oyster BBQ & Potluck | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Marconi Conference Center Historic State Park
We will collect marine debris on the bay's coastline by land and boat,
report our findings to the state-wide effort, and conclude with an
oyster BBQ and potluck at the conference center.
Pre-registration highly suggested so we can coordinate our efforts, teams,
boats and beaches accordingly. Space limited.
Get registration details and sign up today.
The event is coordinated by Hog Island Oyster Co. and Marconi Conference Center State Park, and in partnership with Marin Oyster, and Tomales Bay Oyster Companies, shellfish growers, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and Tomales Bay Sailing.
Volunteers will be asked to choose a ticket based on how they want to participate in the event, and will be assigned a team leader the day of the event.
We will meet at the Marconi Conference Center at 8:45 am, and distribute our team efforts from there. Trash collected will be brought back to Marconi, where Hog Island Oyster Company and other local oyster companies will provide an oyster bbq, as a special thank you. Bring a potluck item to share with the group. Additional details to be sent once your registration is complete.
Diver Deeper: Learn About and Take Action For the coast!
Ocean trash effects the health of wildlife, people and local economies
Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. From plankton to whales, animals across ocean ecosystems have been contaminated by plastic. Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife, or entangle animals with lethal consequences. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it. Scientists are studying the impacts of that contamination on fish and shellfish and as well as the possible impact it may have on human health as well.
Marine debris isn’t an ocean problem—
it’s a people problem.
That means people are the solution. Tackling the problem of plastic in the ocean begins on land, and with your purchase power. Reduction in plastics use, especially of single-use disposable products, and the collection of, and the reuse, recycling and or reinvention of plastics in developing countries can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the ocean.
Become aware, change habitats, use your purchase power and reuse, recycle and reinvent!
Join or donate to EAC, or other local nonprofits fighting to protect ocean resources, and get outside with their volunteer efforts.
Volunteer with the Marin MPA (Marin Protected Areas) Watch
Download and use the CleanSwell App to start recording long-term data for coastal clean up efforts.