Walk down any beach and you will find marine debris, defined as "any manufactured or processed solid waste material that enters the marine environment from any source." Marine debris impact human health and safety, endangers wildlife and aquatic habitats, and costs local and national economies millions in wasted resources and lost revenues.
The annual Coastal Cleanup Day event engages volunteers from our community to clean up trash and debris. Every year since 1986 ECOSLO has coordinated beach cleanups from San Simeon to Oso Flaco Lake. In California, Coastal Cleanup Day holds the distinction of drawing the most participation of any volunteer event over its thirty year history.
In Avila Beach, cleanups will be held at the main beach in front of the Promenade, as well as Olde Port Beach and Pirates Cove.