The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why the DP Times is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.

By Kristina Pritchett

After heavy storms hit the Dana Point coastline, locals are gearing up for a beach cleanup on Saturday.

Vicki Wiker, a park naturalist interpreter, is organizing a beach cleanup at Doheny State Beach on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.

“The last week brought tremendous amounts of relief to our starving Southern California environment. Unfortunately, the byproduct of rain was huge amounts of trash that flowed down to our local beaches,” Wiker said.

For a number of days in the past few weeks, rain poured down over the city and brought back what is commonly known as the Dana Point waterfall.

Dana Point has seen 5.87 inches of rain this month, according to a report provided by the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center.

Orange County officials said they agreed a lot of debris was washed up on the beaches, but none of the county’s beaches in Dana Point sustained any damage. When asked if sand would need to be replenished at Capistrano Beach, officials said they don’t artificially replenish that area.

The group will be gathering at the picnic tables along the Whale Walk, adjacent to the lifeguard headquarters. Volunteers are asked to bring working gloves, sturdy footwear and clothing to protect hands, feet and skin. There will be a variety of bags on-hand to gather the trash.

Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Dana Point Times

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>