Have you always wanted to join the world’s largest volunteer day to protect and preserve the environment? Here’s your chance! On Saturday, September 21, volunteers from across the globe will do their part to clean local beaches, rivers, creeks, and parks as part of Coastal Cleanup Day.

Coastal Cleanup Day is an international day of action to protect our oceans and their wildlife from pollution. Nearly 80 percent of pollution in the ocean comes from the land. Runoff from more than 200,000 storm drains on L.A. streets flows out to the Pacific Ocean, causing the majority of local ocean pollution. Cleaning up the trash and waste on our coasts can have a massive impact on the health of the oceans as well as protecting the animals that live there.

Join Heal the Bay for their 30th year of hosting Coastal Cleanup Day to help clean up Los Angeles County coasts and keep our beaches beautiful. There is no special equipment necessary and signing up is easy, click this link.

Use this map to find your local cleanup site! You can also learn more about the impact and history of Coastal Cleanup here.