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Kids Ocean Day: Beach litter sweep attracts thousands, May 25

The beach cleanup culminates a year-round school program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education

Compton Herald | Kids Ocean Day
Kids Ocean Day is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids about how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources. Courtesy Malibu Foundation


Annual Kids Ocean Day, May 25; Bursh Elementary students to join 4,000 LA County students for beach litter cleanup



COMPTON — Bursch Elementary of the Compton Unified School District will be among 35 Los Angeles County-area schools participating in this year’s 24th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up on May 25, 2017, at Dockweiler State Beach.

Thousands of students will be making a difference at the beach cleanup, a culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids about how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources.

To enhance the lesson, nearly 4,000 students will be taken to the beach for a cleanup and to participate in a giant aerial artwork inspired by the theme “Come Together.”

The one-day cleanup event motivates the students of Los Angeles to care about their environment and involves them in community service while instilling good habits and stewardship. Bringing Los Angeles school children to the beach helps put them in touch with nature while challenging them to recycle, reduce litter and participate in cleaning up their environment.

Kids Ocean Day is sponsored by the Watershed Protection Program, a program of LA Sanitation, the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works, California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, and Keep LA Beautiful.

Volunteers are needed. To become a volunteer at the event, visit http://kidsoceanday.org/volunteer or email volunteers@kidsoceanday.org.

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