Authors Talk ~ Join us for a conversation with Author Stephen Palumbi, Professor, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Author Carolyn Sotka, Professor of Marine Biology, College of Charleston, and Mark Carr, Professor of Biology, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz, as they discuss the fascinating history of Monterey Bay and the people who have had an impact on its inhabitants, both human and marine. Co-sponsored by Save Our Shores. Introduction by Nicole Crane, Cabrillo College Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences.
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Come pitch in to help keep our beaches clean and safe! A fun and rewarding activity for the whole family! Meet at the Rio del Mar Beach Esplanade.
The Rio del Mar Improvement Association along with Save Our Shores is sponsoring a beach clean up at Hidden Beach in Aptos on July 5, between 9 and 11 A.M. Supplies and sign ups at Hidden Beach Park picnic tables and supplies to use will be given out. You can bring a group or family along and help keep our beaches clean and safe! School children can earn community service credit as well.
As many folks know, Hidden Beach is a very popular spot for the 4th of July celebrations, and the beach will be sure to be littered with trash and debris from the celebrations the day before. Please come out and help keep this lovely Aptos beach clean! If you have questions, contact email@example.com for more information. Thank you so much for your participation and support!
Spring is in full swing, and a couple of our area’s neighborhood associations are asking you to help clean up Aptos this week.
The first clean up, sponsored by the Rio del Mar Improvement Association, in concert with Save Our Shores, happens on Wednesday, May 13th at Hidden Beach. Volunteers are asked to check in at the Hidden Beach Park picnic benches. The cleanup is from 9 AM until 11 AM. Individual and small group volunteers are welcome. Save Our Shores provides all necessary supplies, and volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable buckets, gloves, and water bottles. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The next cleanup is sponsored by the Seacliff Improvement Association, Saturday, May 16 between 10:00am-11:00am. Volunteers will meet in the little parking lot in front of the Forget Me Not shop. This clean up will focus on maintaining the Seacliff Village area, primarily around the merchant shops and the Seacliff State Beach entrance. Volunteers are asked to come and bring pickers, pruners, shears, weedwhackers, and garden gloves. Bags to haul away trash and trimmings will be provided.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Rio Del Mar Improvement Association is joining Save Our Shores for a Hidden Beach Cleanup, September 20. Volunteers will meet at 9 AM at Hidden Beach Park to get cleanup supplies, and will clean Hidden Beach from 9 until 11 AM. Anyone who likes their beaches clean is invited to join in this important neighborhood event.
Special note to all you high schoolers! High school students seeking community service credit can bring their forms for signature to the event for “sign offs” and credit! Those looking for more information are encouraged to contact Fay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also: http://rdmia.org/volunteer.html
Two community clean ups have been planned, one for Aptos Creek and one for Hidden Beach. The Aptos Creek Cleanup is set for Saturday, June 14 and another set for Saturday, July 5th at Hidden Beach. Both cleanups are being done in conjunction with Save Our Shores.
The Aptos Creek Cleanup on June 14th will be meeting at Aptos Village Park at 9 AM. Be sure to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. There’s a write-up on this site about a previous Aptos Creek cleanup to get an idea of what the experience is like.
The Hidden Beach cleanup is being organized by the Rio Del Mar Improvement Association. The group will be meeting at Hidden Beach Park at 8 AM before heading down to the beach. This is a particularly important time to clean up the beach as the July 4th festivities usually leave the beach looking quite a bit worse for the wear.
A group of Aptos Residents (organizing via the Take Back Aptos group on Facebook) is planning to get together to clean up Aptos Creek on Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 AM. Save Our Shores has agreed to provide some tools and supplies for the clean-up, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and buckets just in case. The plan is to meet at Aptos Village Park and get going from there. Bring your wading boots!