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Dockweiler State Beach hosts annual Kids Ocean Day

The Kids Ocean Day theme: “Kids Making Waves for a Plastic-Free Ocean.”

Compton Herald | Kids Ocean Day
Thousands of students in Los Angeles County are again expected to help rid Dockweiler State Beach of litter, May 24, when they converge for the 25th annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up.

Thousands of students to ‘make waves’ at Kids Ocean Day; volunteers sought for 25th annual event

LOS ANGELES — Volunteers are needed to help thousands of Los Angeles-area students make a difference at this year’s 25th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up on May 24, 2018.

Kids Ocean Day is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources. To enhance the lesson, thousands of students from 35 Los Angeles-area schools are expected to be transported to the beach by their respective schools for a cleanup and to participate in a giant aerial artwork inspired by the theme “Kids Making Waves for a Plastic-Free Ocean.”

Kids Ocean Day will be celebrated at Dockweiler State Beach near Playa Del Rey.

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. School children participating in the beach program connect with nature, are challenged to recycle, reduce litter, and participate in cleaning up their environment, said a spokesperson for Kids Ocean Day.

For many of the young people volunteering in the program throughout its 25-year history, Kids Ocean Day was their first time at the ocean. The wonder and beauty of the coast, combined with a mission to protect the natural world, for many has been a profound experience.

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

For those interested in becoming a volunteer at the event, visit, http://kidsoceanday.org/volunteer or email volunteers@kidsoceanday.org.

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