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Santa Barbara Beach Clean Ups with Explore Ecology

Posted on  February 2, 2013

Clean the Beach. Help the Ocean. Feel Good.

 

 

Join the community and help clean up Arroyo Burro Beach. Every second Sunday of the month, Explore Ecology, an organization whose work combines environmental awareness and artistic creativity, sponsors Community Beach Clean Ups at the South Coast Watershed Resource Center (WRC).

 

Every month volunteers of all ages show up at the popular Santa Barbara beach. With a passion to help save the environment, they head down to the shoreline with their buckets, baskets and gloves and pick up trash for an hour or two.

 

According to their blog, Explore Ecology “has been sponsoring beach clean ups for over four years and in that time participants have picked up thousands of pieces of trash. These volunteers are proving that small actions on land can affect the health of our watersheds. They’re not only keeping Santa Barbara beaches clean they’re also helping marine life…”

 

Mariana Cruz, Environmental Educator for Explore Ecology said, “We ask everyone to keep track of what they find, so they’re also collecting data that we use to educate the community.”

 

The next clean up is Sunday, February 10th from noon to 2 p.m. Explore Ecology asks that you do bring your own bag, bucket and gloves.

 

*Photo from Explore Ecology Facebook Page

 

About Explore Ecology

Explore Ecology delivers a variety of environmental education programs to encourage creative thinking through hands-on science exploration and art discovery.

 

DETAILS

 

www.exploreecology.org

Date & Time: Sunday, February 10, 2013, noon to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

Cost: Free

Age Limit: All ages

Phone: 805-884-0459

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

Spanish Garden Inn

Santa Barbara’s finest luxury boutique hotel, located downtown. 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-564-4700.

www.spanishgardeninn.com

 

Inn at East Beach

Whatever makes your ideal California weekend getaway, The Inn at East Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara is here to help you stay well – and well within your budget! 1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 805-965-0546.

www.innateastbeach.com

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