Making the Shoreline Shine at Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach was bustling with energy and enthusiasm during our Earth Day cleanup! 62 dedicated volunteers worked tirelessly to sweep the beach clean and ultimately collected 101 pounds of trash, 11 pounds of recyclables, and 375 cigarette butts. It was fantastic to see such a diverse group of volunteers, including folks from St. Andrew Church in Daly City, St. Andrews Presbyterian, All Souls Catholic School, 4H, and Oceana High School, and many others.

While cleaning, a few volunteers even ventured into the trees to clear out an abandoned encampment, uncovering weathered tents and other debris. Kyla showed off her golf skills with a rusty 7 iron, and unique discoveries were made, including seven tennis balls, a delightful jumping spider living inside a traffic cone, and a Mermaid’s Purse capsule! After our cleanup, some of us continued our Earth Day celebration by attending WhaleFest in Pacifica, where we learned more about how we can make a positive difference for our oceans and marine life.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this memorable cleanup! We hope to see you back at our next beach cleanup at Rockaway on May 4th.

We appreciate everyone who supports Pacific Beach Coalition’s work and educational programs. Thank you for helping us to protect our beautiful ocean and coastline by donating money, time, or both! Your dollars will go towards our ongoing educational efforts (such as the Naturalists program) and our beach cleanups and habitat restoration efforts along the coastal trail. Thank you so much for any contribution: big or small!