The good folks at the Rio Del Mar Improvement Association are organizing a Hidden Beach cleanup set for February 13, at 9:00 AM. The cleanup is being done in association with Save Our Shores. Volunteers are to meet at the picnic tables at Hidden Beach Park to sign in and get supplies. Rain will cancel the cleanup – so let’s hope it gets canceled! (just kidding). Please email Fay Levinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Various Aptos neighborhood groups organize beach clean-ups throughout the year, and it’s one big reason that the Aptos beaches are relatively litter-free. While many argue that it’s the government’s job to keep the beaches clean (as they are public places), the reality of constrained budgets for both state and county parks mean that local volunteers are needed to help keep our beaches beautiful.