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California Coastal Cleanup Day - Sept. 17, 2016

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over California to take part in the State's largest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day. California's coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris, if not removed, can be harmful and even fatal to all manners of marine wildlife, can damage our state's economy, and can even become a human health hazard.

Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun!

How do I participate?

Participating is easy! Visit the California Coastal Commission website for more details or volunteer with one of the EarthShare California’s member organizations www.earthshareca.org/our_orgs.

World Rivers Day – Sept. 25, 2016

World Rivers Day was created to improve and protect the waterways and rivers around the world. The United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade in 2005. This campaign was created to raise public awareness of the need of better care for all water resources around the world. Internationally renowned environmentalist and river advocate Mark Angelo responded the UN's initiative and established World River Day.

EarthShare California member groups, from Northern California to Southern California, are strong advocates in taking action to address, improve and protect our rivers, oceans, beaches and marshlands. Celebrate World Rivers Day by participating in local events and consider donating to EarthShare California.

You can support EarthShare California here www.DonationPay.org/earthshareca  
or text EARTHCA to 20222 to donate $10