Partnerships for the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Two Santa Cruz nonprofits are well-known for their ongoing work keeping the Monterey Bay safe and sound for both marine life and local residents– The Clean Oceans’ Project and Save Our Shores.

These organizations are linking up with local Monterey Bay business, Kayak Connection, on Saturday, September 17th for the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year, over 82,500 people participated in this day’s clean-up efforts statewide and helped remove over 1.2 million pounds of debris from beaches and waterways. Kayak Connection will be providing stand-up paddleboards for volunteers to clean up the shoreline from Natural Bridges to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Another group will be on-site in the Elkhorn Slough in kayaks, helping remove debris there.

Volunteers are welcome to join in this venture. You can register with here: <> . Or visit this webpage to “adopt a beach” near you <> .

For more on Coastal Clean-up Day, visit: <>


Kayak Connection / <>
For 20 years in Santa Cruz & Moss Landing, Kayak Connection has offered sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding rental, instruction and tours in Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, Monterey Bay, and worldwide. Both shop locations carry a full line of sea, surf, and sit-on-top kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddles, spray skirts and other accessories.

The Clean Oceans’ Project / <>
The Clean Oceans Project, based out of the Santa Cruz harbor, is involved in bringing attention to the North Pacific gyre and the mountain of trash developing. The organization integrates new and existing technologies to locate plastic marine debris, and is developing effective and environmentally sustainable techniques for removing it from the world’s oceans.

Save Our Shores / <>
For 30 years, Save Our Shores has been an advocate for a clean and thriving Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for all sea life– through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action. They proudly host beach and river cleanups all throughout the year, run the Adopt-a-Beach program, educate youth about our local watersheds in the classroom and in the field, and inform boaters about Clean Boating practices through their DockWalker program.