I am SO excited to announce that Picking Daisies has partnered with ECOSLO to host a Beach Clean Up June 15th, 2019 from 8am-10am at Morro Rock in California!
We are looking for AT LEAST 20-40 volunteers to join together and make a difference in our state, beaches, and marine life. I am so excited to share this TAX WRITE OFF opportunity with you all! Not only will you be helping save our wildlife & be a part of something bigger than yourself, but you will also have the chance to win some awesome prizes!
Continue reading to learn more and get signed up!
Their mission is to educate, advocate and act to protect and enhance San Luis Obispo County natural resources.
They promote resilient ecosystems and healthy lifestyles in San Luis Obispo. ECOSLO envisions a conscious community that understands and values the essential inter-dependencies of natural systems, human health, and the local community which actively takes responsibility for a healthy environment on quality of all life in San Luis Obispo County.
You can learn more about ECOSLO here.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEACH CLEANUPS:
Our beaches are the bridge between our world and the ocean. Summer weather attracts thousands of visitors to beaches across the world and sometimes visitors bring waste. Beaches are fragile environments. We must be attentive in how we treat these stretches of land.
It is necessary to keep our beaches clean if we hope to keep our oceans clean. The sand and surf is far more than a place to build sand castles and take a dive. Beaches are home to various creatures from sea lions to sea turtles. Many animals depend on the land to survive. Land that is untainted by chemical wastes or human wastes. Marine life, dwelling only in the water, are also affected by waste on beaches. When the tides rise, they collect items on the beach and take the items out when the water lowers, including trash. This can have negative effects on marine life.
Corrine Henn found that trash and plastic pollution affects 100 million marine mammals each year. Animals do not know that a shiny candy wrapper is not meant to be eaten. It can easily be mistaken as a fish or piece of kelp. If ingested our trash can cause harm. However, trash can cause injury even if it is not ingested. Creatures have been reported having straws stuck in their noses, or head stuck in plastic bottle rings. Jane J. Lee, explains the viral video that took over the internet of the sea turtle with a straw stuck in its nose. She stated that no one knew exactly how the straw got there but it defiantly was not pleasant nor easy to remove. There are ways to prevent this from happening to our ocean creatures. By keeping this environment trash free we help protect and preserve marine life.
Each individual can better the ocean’s ecosystem by playing their part in keeping the beaches clean. The process is simple, easy, and a great lesson for the entire family! [resource: SandCloud]
HOW TO VOLUNTEER:
If you are interested in participating in our Morro Rock Beach Clean Up please fill out the form below.
Registration Fee: FREE but a donation made to ECOSLO is encouraged!
Date: June 15th, 2019
Location: Morro Rock Beach, California
Check In Time:7:00-7:45am
End Time: 10am
Supplies will be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own gloves.
Please make sure to wear appropriate attire and closed toe shoes. If you have a disability that does not allow you to walk on uneven terrain or bend down to pick up trash but would still like to be a part of the beach clean up, please send me an email at email@example.com
All donations are a tax write off and will receive a certificate from either Picking Daisies or from ECOSLO directly.
I will be updating in the next upcoming weeks places to stay and more information. If you would like to register but have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for joining together to make a difference!!