Plastic Patrol: Our Volunteer Heroes in Action

On June 29th, the Pillar Point boat launch area was the scene of a wonderful morning of volunteers, trash pickup, and overcast skies! While our volunteer count was lower than normal, we made up for it in voluminous plastic capture! The day was made even more special by the addition of Nathan, our new PBC teen site captain, and Mary, our new naturalist. Their enthusiasm and dedication were truly inspiring, and we’re excited for many more months with this incredible team!

Our 33 volunteers managed to collect 50 pounds of trash, 24 pounds of recyclables, and an astonishing 921 cigarette butts! We couldn’t have done it without the invaluable help of Julio and Owen at the HarborMaster station—your support is unparalleled! Special thanks to Maggie and Alex who rounded out our amazing team, along with Amy and the pups!

In bittersweet news, we bid farewell to Ashley, who is heading off to college. Ashley, your contributions have been invaluable, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Our next cleanup is scheduled for July 27th at the boat launch location (fill out the online waiver form to participate!). We hope to see even more of you there as we continue our mission to protect and preserve our beautiful environment!

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!