Ventura County joins hands with Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and Surfrider for a Successful Beach Cleanup

The participants made a significant difference by collecting a total of thirty pounds of trash.

Ventura County Surfrider, in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) is elated to announce the triumphant outcome of the beach cleanup event held at Surfer’s Point on July 16, 2023. This cooperative effort witnessed the convergence of environmental enthusiasts, with twenty passionate Girl Scouts stepping up to demonstrate their love for the environment and commitment to preserving our beaches.

Surfer’s Point in Ventura County, a cherished location renowned for its natural beauty, received a much-needed boost to its environmental health through this successful cleanup endeavor. The enthusiastic Girl Scouts, accompanied by Surfrider representatives, dedicated their time and efforts to make a positive impact on the local environment, displaying an unwavering commitment to the cause.

During the cleanup, the participants made a significant difference by collecting a total of thirty pounds of trash, including the removal of 110 cigarette butts, 18 plastic bottles, and 20 plastic utensils from the beach. Their diligent efforts exemplify the power of community action in safeguarding our precious coastlines.

“We are immensely proud of our girls who participated in the weekend’s beach cleanup for their exemplary dedication and enthusiasm in helping keep our beaches clean,” said Tammie Helmuth, GSCCC CEO. “Their participation in this joint initiative with Surfrider showcases the potential of youth-led environmental stewardship in driving positive change within our communities.”

In addition to their invaluable contribution at Surfer’s Point, the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast are gearing up for further collaborative cleanups with Surfrider, spreading their environmental advocacy to regions including San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Ventura, and Santa Cruz. Moreover, the Girl Scouts are partnering with the California Coastal Commission to conduct cleanups throughout the remaining summer months, extending their impact along the picturesque California coastline.

The GSCCC x Surfrider sponsored beach cleanup also offered participating Girl Scouts a chance to earn a special fun patch, recognizing and celebrating their commitment to preserving the natural beauty of our beaches.

Ventura County extends its heartfelt gratitude to Surfrider for inviting the Girl Scouts and making this event possible. The county remains committed to supporting and fostering such collaborative initiatives that promote environmental conservation and inspire future generations to be custodians of our planet.

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