Wednesday, June 5, 2013

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup - June 8, 2013 - Ocean Beach, San Francisco

It's our 7th Annual World Oceans Beach Cleanup at San Francisco's Ocean Beach on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Rain cancels, but call 415-342-7497 to confirm on the day of the event.

We'll meet at 10AM at Stairwell 17 on Ocean Beach (north end of OB across from Golden Gate Park). The event goes until 12PM.

This event has been co-hosted with the San Francisco Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation since 2007. We're excited to promote this event again for 2013!

All the supplies that you might need will be provided, but you bring your own:
  • reusable gloves
  • reusable bucket or bag
Don't forget to bring:
  • layered clothing - it could be warm and sunny or cooler so bring options
  • hat, nontoxic sunblock, sunglasses, or anything else you need to protect you from the midday sun.
  • water in a reusable container

Parking is available right by the event, but carpooling, bicycling, and public transportation are encouraged for volunteers. If you need help planning public transportation, please visit:

Make a day of it at the beach and bring your supplies for a picnic after! Beach cleanups are a great family fun day at the beach to learn more about our oceans and to do something to help keep our oceans and beaches cleaner.

More information and sign up on Facebook:

Please become a fan of OceanHealth.Org on Facebook while your at it:

For more information about World Oceans Day, please visit:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day 2013!

Have a wonderful Earth Day 2013!

How can you help our oceans?

  1. Give up unsustainable seafood. 
    • If you don't know where it comes from and how it was caught, then don't eat it. Simple, right? 
    • Shrimp, for example, often are fished in unsustainable ways that drown or harm sea turtles. 
    • That tuna sushi that you love might have come from a fishing boat using longline fishing, which kills lots of wildlife. And if you're eating bluefin tuna, you might be eating an endangered species!
  2. Give up single-use plastic.
    • Bring your own reusable bag when shopping and say no to plastic bags.
    • Bring your own water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
    • Skip the straw or bring your own instead of using plastic straws.
  3. Drive less.
    • Really? Yes, the less you drive or do other things that generate carbon pollution, the more that you help reduce the problem of climate change, which is a serious threat to our oceans and its wildlife.
    • As an alternative, relax on public transportation, walk, or enjoy a fun bike ride to your destination.
  4. Enjoy wildlife from a distance.
    • You wouldn't be disturbed in your home, would you?
Don't forget that World Oceans Day is coming on June 8!