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September 10, 2018
Media Contact: Nicole Mooradian, (424) 526-7878
CAN THE TRASH! CLEAN BEACH POSTER CONTEST TO LAUNCH ON COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
Department of Beaches and Harbors, Heal the Bay kick off educational campaign reminding residents that “ocean pollution begins at home.”
Did you know that ocean pollution begins at home? A piece of trash that washes into a storm drain may eventually land in the ocean. The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH), with help from Heal the Bay, will kick off the Can the Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest and educational campaign on Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 15.
To kick off the educational campaign geared toward elementary school students, DBH and Heal the Bay have partnered to host a Coastal Cleanup Day beach cleanup and family-friendly activities at the Dockweiler Youth Center (DYC). Families can participate in the beach cleanup, then visit the DYC for environmentally themed games, art activities, and a chance to enter the poster contest.
Can the Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest and Educational Campaign Kick-Off
Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, Heal the Bay
Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey
Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. – noon, Media availability 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
The Can the Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest and educational campaign aims to teach children and families that trash that makes its way to storm drains and other parts of the County’s watershed may eventually end up in the ocean. Students in grades 3 – 5 in Los Angeles County are invited to submit artwork showing what people can do to prevent ocean pollution. The winning designs will be wrapped around beach trash barrels.
Families picking up trash from the beach, heavy equipment used to clean beaches, environmentally themed kids activities, Heal the Bay’s “Butt-o-Meter,” children working on art for poster contest.
For more information on the Can the Trash! Clean Beach Poster Contest, visit beaches.lacounty.gov/postercontest.