Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer registration is now open for Heal the Bay’s in-person group cleanups in Los Angeles County on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

This year, they’re hosting more than 25 inland, river, and beach sites, and they are very limited in capacity due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions. They are excited to be safely coming back together as last year they were not able to gather in-person for Coastal Cleanup Day for the first time in three decades.

Taking part in a cleanup not only helps protect our mountains, neighborhoods, waterways, wetlands, and ocean, it also improves the health of people and our planet by creating more awareness about pollution and more advocacy for solutions. Heal the Bay has set a goal of removing 50,000 pieces of trash from the environment in LA during Coastal Cleanup Month this September.

Residents are invited to attend one of the cleanup sites on Sept. 18 and help get the word out to volunteers.

Link for Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer registration on Sept. 18:

Link where volunteers can learn more:

Submitted by Talia Walsh, Heal The Bay