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May 17, 2011

Community Removes 40 Cubic Yards of Trash and Styrofoam From the Tijuana River

on National River Cleanup Day
West of Dairy Mart rd Bridge, Tijuana River Valley

On May 14, 2011 WiLDCOAST and New Ocean Blue with support from the County of San Diego and American Rivers mobilized 30 volunteers who removed 40 cubic yards of trash and styrofoam from the Tijuana River on National River Cleanup Day.

New Ocean Blue kicked off the cleanup by stressing to all the volunteers the importance of minimizing our impact on the environment by reducing our use of plastics. “The garbage patch in the ocean keeps getting bigger and bigger and we can not afford to waste time” said 16 yr old Kimberly and co-founder (along with her 14 year old sister Megan) of New Ocean Blue.

Volunteers worked hard for three hours filling buckets of yellow and white styrofoam that would have otherwise ended up in our beaches and ocean.

WiLDCOAST would like to thank New Ocean Blue, American Rivers, WiLDCOAST star volunteers Michelle, Melissa and Pavel, the County of San Diego, the City of Imperial Beach, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tijuana Calidad de Vida,  4 Walls International and all our volunteers for helping us conserve our ocean.