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Cleanup Event Attracts Nearly 1,000 Volunteers

By Leslie Robinson Sep 23, 2013 - Trash
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Many thanks to the 952 community members who volunteered for Saturday's Coastal Cleanup Day. Because of their efforts, more than 1,900 pounds of trash and 645 pounds of recyclables were removed from our local beaches.

Some of the stranger items found included a corn on the cob at Santa Claus Lane and a corn on the cob holder in Isla Vista; an electric popcorn popper at Goleta Beach; and a Mr. Potato Head mustache at Butterfly Beach.

Over a third of the volunteers brought their own reusable supplies (e.g. buckets, bags, gloves) to collect the trash and recyclables.

The event was organized by your very own Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division and supported by partnerships with the Cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara, the State Parks, and County Parks Division. You can read more about this year's event in our press release here.

Next year's Coastal Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. Stay tuned to Less Is More for all the details!