A previous year’s trash and debris cleanup.
A recent report states that by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish
On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Ventura Land Trust (VLT) and Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation teamed up to host the 1st Annual Ventura River to the Sea Coastal Cleanup. Both organizations invited volunteers to join them to clear trash and debris from the Ventura River estuary and beaches near the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
“The sad fact is that 80 % of plastics and other trash found in our ocean comes from land–based sources,” said Dashiell Dunkell, VLT Conservation Director. “Our goal is to remove as much trash as possible from the beach and along the Ventura River before the rainy season begins and washes it into the sea.”
“This is one day when the community can come together in defense of the beautiful coastline, waterways and ecosystems that make Ventura such a beautiful place to live,” said Dunkell.
Visit www.venturalandtrust.org for more information or call 643-8044.