Along the California coast, more than 8,000 California children at seven locations commemorated World Ocean Day on June 6, 2008, with hundreds of schools participating in “Kids’ Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup Day” projects. Coordinated statewide by the California Coastal Commission, the volunteer event is now in its fifteenth year.
BLM’s Arcata Field Office and the non-profit Friends of the Dunes organization co-sponsored a cleanup project at BLM’s 800-acre South Spit Cooperative Management Area on Humboldt Bay in northern California. The spit is a 4.5- mile expanse of wave-sculpted beaches, windswept dunes, and marshy bayshore, including a 20-acre western snowy plover restoration area that is off-limits to the public. Young volunteers removed litter and pulled non-native grasses from the dunes.
Following the cleanup efforts at Humboldt Bay, students gathered together on the beach for a unique “aerial art exhibition,” using their bodies to form the image of a harbor seal and the message, “Kids Care.”
Name: "Kids' Adopt-a-Beach" Cleanup Day
Location: South Spit Humboldt bay, California
Contact: Arcata Field Office
Phone: (707) 825-2300
For more information about BLM South Spit Cooperative Management Area click here.
For more information on World Ocean Day click here.
|Western snowy plovers build their nests in sand; their small, speckled eggs, like the three pictured here, are difficult to spot. |
In addition to beaches, dunes, and marshes, the South Spit Cooperative Management Area features a 20-acreplover restoration area