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Berkeley Marina Shoreline Clean-up

Saturday | July 19, 2014 | 9:00 am — 11:30 am

Shorebird Park Nature Center | 160 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Join the Berkeley Marina Experience Programs and the Ecology Center for a shoreline clean-up, in celebration of Plastic-Free July!

Learn about plastic pollution, and then get hands-on removing some! One volunteer participant at this event will win a pair of tickets to Jack Johnson’s concert at the Greek Theater on August 26th.

Registration and safety talk will start at 9am at the Shorebird Nature Center.

We will meet at the Shorebird Park Nature Center at 9am. Participants will turn in their signed waivers, view a brief indoor presentation on the problems of plastics in the marine environment, and learn how to fill out the data cards. There will be a safety talk, and explanations of what is not recyclable where to put the trash you find.

At this point, we will set out as a group to clear trash from a particular area of the Berkeley marina shoreline. Clean-up ends at 11:30am, when we will return all unused materials, data cards, pencils and any borrowed tools or supplies to the Nature Center.

  • Wear sturdy tie on shoes — no sandals, flip flops or crocks. This is NOT a beach — it is man made landfill and sometimes you will be working around large rocks.
  • Wear pants not shorts you will be kneeling on rocks/sand/dirt.
  • Dress like an onion so you can peel off the layers as the temperature rises. It can be cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon and windy.

People should bring: their own reusable water bottle and a hat, and sunscreen. Your own gloves and a reusable bucket. If you do not have them they will be provided.

Children need to have their parent sign their waiver. There will also be waivers for adults to sign themselves.

Preregister by email. Please note how many people will be in your party and what ages. We hope you will join us!

The Ecology Center’s Plastic-Free July event series is co-sponsored by Green Sangha, City of Berkeley, Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Dept. at Shorebird Nature Center, and My Plastic-Free Life.

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