International Coastal Cleanup Day — A Fun + Successful Day of Volunteering
The Halton Pardee team headed to the beach for a cleanup in celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day!
Our Beaches are some of the most important parts of our community — drawing in people from all over the world and the Halton Pardee team is passionate about keeping them clean and beautiful!
On Saturday, September 16th, we partnered with one of our favorite environmental nonprofits, The Surfrider Foundation, to take part in a clean up of the shore. We combed the sand, picking up bags of trash and debris. Once the bags were filled, everyone dumped the trash to be sorted and weighed. Everyone was able to see tangible results of our collective effort while learning about the amount and types of trash that litter our beaches. We couldn’t believe that a total of 122 pounds of trash was collected in just 3 hours of cleaning up!
Also in attendance was 5Gyres, a nonprofit that empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. We learned about the amount of polystyrene within our oceans. We wrote letters and shared our message to the state representatives to encourage a polystyrene ban.
Halton Pardee Presents: Costal Clean Up with Surfrider Foundation
If you weren’t able to make it out on Saturday for International Coastal Cleanup Day, you can participant in other Beach Cleanup Days the Surfrider Foundation hosts throughout the year. Check out their website for more information about the organization and upcoming events: la.surfrider.org
Interested in other ways to help out our beaches? Join us at Coastal Connections 3 on Thursday, September 28th for an evening fundraiser event benefiting The Bay Foundations.
Coastal Connections 3 starts at 5:30 pm at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Open to you, your family and friends, this incredible event will feature delicious gourmet food for all ages, entertainment, and passes for all the rides and games at the pier.
The Bay Foundation is a local nonprofit, whose mission is to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay through actions and partnerships that improve water quality, conserve and rehabilitate natural resources, and protect the Bay’s benefits and values.
Halton Pardee + Partners is proud to be one of the hosts of Coastal Connections 3 and we hope you will join us for an evening of fun on the pier! To reserve tickets or become a host yourself, visit the event page.
The Bay Foundation, Coastal Connections 3
When: Thursday, September 28 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier
To learn more about The Bay Foundation, visit santamonicabay.org