Celebrate World Oceans Day and join WildAid, Surfrider SF, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary for the first-ever Beach Cleanup Bash - it’s free - at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. This event features a full afternoon of fun, educational activities: lend a helping hand to keep our beach environment clean and beautiful; learn from local conservation experts about the importance of marine protected areas and the role they play in protecting endangered marine species around the world; enjoy complimentary refreshments and mingle with fellow ocean-lovers. This is a family-friendly event.
WHO: Hosted by WildAid Marine, Surfrider SF, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
WHAT: An educational volunteer day and celebration of marine conservation efforts, both local and international.
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 3:00-6:00pm (see below for a detailed schedule of activities)
WHERE: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17 (directly across from the Park Chalet Restaurant), San Francisco
Schedule of Events
3:00-5:00pm: Beach Cleanup with Surfrider SF
5:00-5:30pm: Presentations by WildAid Marine and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) on the importance of marine protected areas, the role they play in protecting endangered marine species both locally and internationally, and how you can get involved. Speakers include:
Meaghan Brosnan, Director, WildAid Marine Program
Silvia Bor, Program Officer, WildAid Marine Program
Carol Preston, Education Coordinator, GFNMS
Justin Holl, Visitor Center Manager, GFNMS
5:30-6:00pm: Beach Bonfire and Social Hour; Complimentary refreshments provided + WildAid Raffle.
*Please wear comfortable shoes and bring extra layers as it can be chilly at the beach.