Most pollution in the oceans and bay starts out on land, which is why it is so important to pick up litter on the shoreline – before it can go on to threaten marine life.
The annual California Coastal Cleanup along the Richmond Shoreline at Marina Bay will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 15 at Shimada Friendship Park at the end of Marina Bay Parkway.
Statewide, this is California’s largest volunteer event, involving more than 80,000 people.
The number of volunteers at the Richmond event has grown over the years from 50 to nearly 500, including many youth.
Fanning out along the San Francisco Bay Trail, volunteers will pick up plastics and other debris that litter the shoreline.
The cleanup event is sponsored by Supervisor John Gioia, the Watershed Project and City of Richmond.
Pre-register (optional) at www.thewatershedproject.org. For information call (510) 374-3231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.