Thank You Thursday 9-25-14
Wow, what a week! The list of organizations and businesses to thank is massive. But first, some massive numbers to illustrate how we couldn’t have pulled it off without you.
- Coastal Cleanup Day (Sept. 20th) brought out 11,155 volunteers picking up 30,480 pounds of trash at 49 locations around L.A. County stretching over nearly 43 miles!
- Coastal Cleanup Education Day (Sep. 17th) brought 700 children from 10 schools in underserved communities to the beach to play marine conservation-themed games, clean the beach (filling our nine-foot “butt-o-meter” to the brim with nasty cigarette butts) and to tour our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Toyota was a Patron Sponsor of Coastal Cleanup Day and Rubio’s donated meal cards for volunteers at all 49 cleanup sites. Picking up trash was accomplished with a minimum of plastic bags, thanks to Simplehuman’s donation of thousands of reusable buckets made of recycled trash. Rusty’s Surf Ranch quenched everyone’s thirst from the Santa Monica Pier site, providing a free beer to everyone 21 and over who cleaned the beach, along with discount lunch tickets. And a shout out to Scott Hubbell and Anheuser Busch for their part in sponsoring the partnership with Rusty’s as well.