Dana Point Times
Volunteers are needed for the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day events taking place Saturday at Doheny State Beach and the Dana Point Harbor.
At Doheny, the cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, led by state park naturalist Vicki Wiker. Volunteers will meet at the Lifeguard Headquarters building near San Juan Creek and then fan out to clean the creek, beach and park. Environmental displays and refreshments provided by local eateries will be available. Please bring work gloves, a bag or bucket to collect trash in and a water bottle to re-fill at the drinking water station.
At the Harbor, participants have a choice of three areas in which to help—underwater, on the water or landside.
The underwater cleanup runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Participating divers must possess current open water or equivalent dive certification. Beach Cities Scuba, 34283 Pacific Coast Highway, in Dana Point is offering a 50 percent discount on rental equipment for volunteers. Contact them at 949.443.3858. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, complimentary food and beverages and prizes will be awarded for the most unusual items recovered. Certified divers, kayakers and volunteers can register and obtain more information by contacting the Dana West Marina office at 949.493.6222 or visit www.dphunderwatercleanup.com. Free parking will be provided.
The on-the-water cleanup also goes from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should contact Lisa Hazelton at Dana Point Yacht Club at 949.463.7970. Registration and sign in will take place at the yacht club, 24399 Dana Drive in the Harbor. Parking for volunteers will be made available.
The cigarette butt roundup runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Penny Elia at 949.499.4499 for more information. Registration and sign in will take place at the Dana West Marina, cove side parking lot at 24650 Dana Point Harbor Drive. Free parking will be provided.
To learn more about Coastal Cleanup events statewide, visit www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/join.html.