Volunteers Wanted for Coastal Cleanup Saturday

File photo Coastal Cleanup Day is an altruistic activity for the whole family. Get outdoors, get exercise, and help keep Alameda clean this Saturday.

The Public Works Department, in collaboration with the East Bay Regional Park District, is sponsoring the city of Alameda’s Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. This annual event allows Alamedans the opportunity to improve the appearance of the coastline by removing trash, litter and debris from the city’s shoreline. Last year, some 400 volunteers cleaned up Alameda’s shoreline and removed more than one ton of debris that otherwise would have harmed the marine ecosystem.

Volunteers will meet at the corner of Park Street and Shore Line Drive. Bring a reusable bucket or bag and heavy-duty gloves and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Volunteers under the age of 18, accompanied by an adult, are welcome.

Volunteers can pre-register and/or become a beach captain for the event at www.EBParks.org, clicking Coastal Cleanup Day (Crown Beach location), or by dialing 888-327-2757 and choosing Option 2. Event registration also takes place the day of the event, starting at 8:30 a.m. Look for registration staff at the corner of Park Street and Shore Line Drive.

In addition, the following locations will host individual Coastal Cleanup events starting at 9 a.m.:

Ballena Isle Marina and Ballena Bay Yacht Club (523-5528)

Oakland Yacht Club (522-6868)

Alameda Marina (521-1133)

Grand Marina (865-1200)

Aeolian Yacht Club (523-2586)

To join one of these smaller clean-up events, call the marina prior to the day of the event to reserve a spot. For more information, call Public Works at 747-7900 or East Bay Regional Park District