California Coastal Cleanup Day

Hollister Ranch has some of the cleanest beaches in Santa Barbara County. However, a certain amount of marine debris will float in from time to time. So, Hollister Ranch owners participate in the annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Indeed HR owners, including those of us at Hollister Ranch Realty, have participated in this event since its inception.

Event Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00 Santa Barbara County's Coastal Cleanup Day will be on Saturday, September 16th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

"Coastal Cleanup Day is for anyone who loves the ocean. If you've ever walked along the beach, noticed trash lying on the shore and wished there was something you could do, there is!" says Jill Cloutier, PR Director at Explore Ecology and Co-Coordinator of Coastal Cleanup Day. "On September 16th, go to your favorite beach, sign in with the Beach Captain and start your cleanup. This year, we hope for a big turnout because unfortunately, there's enough trash for everyone."

The largest volunteer effort in California, Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) is an effective way to give back to the ocean. beaches, and creeks that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live. Last year, 921 volunteers collected over 4,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from 27 sites in Santa Barbara County. The most unusual items found? A bag of lottery tickets and a fire hydrant.

Statewide, 69,154 volunteers cleaned up 710,781 pounds of trash and recyclables off of California beaches and waterways in just three hours!

Volunteers of all ages can participate at any of the 2017 cleanup sites. Pre-registration is not required. Each site will have a captain on hand to provide necessary instructions and supplies. More details are provided at Explore Ecology or by calling Caroline Bargo (805) 884-0459 x16 . Invite your friends to attend on Facebook.

Everyone who participates is part of the solution and is helping to protect the marine wildlife and habitat that are so badly damaged by marine debris.

Look for beach captains at the following sites near Hollister Ranch Realty:

  • Ellwood Bluffs
  • Goleta Beach
  • Haskell's Beach
  • Isla Vista Streets
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio State Beach 
  • Tajiguas Beach
  • Gaviota State Beach
  • Hollister Ranch
  • Jalama Beach