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Divers to Host Underwater Cleanup

The volunteers will work to cleanup the area around the Malibu Pier, while others plan to comb Surfrider Beach in Malibu.

An underwater and a beach cleanup are planned for later this month as part of Coastal Cleanup Day in Malibu.

The Malibu Surfing Association, Malibu Divers and the City of Malibu will host the cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, according to Michael Blum, an organizer of the event.

During last year's Coastal Cleanup Day, more than 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste were removed from California beaches.

For a second year, Malibu Divers will be conducting an underwater cleanup of Malibu Pier, Blum said.

Other event partners include California State Parks, LA County Department of Beaches & Harbors, Microflex Gloves, Clif Bar, The Malibu Pier, Salvation Malibu, Duke's Malibu and Levi’s® Malibu.

hellwood September 06, 2012 at 05:32 PM
haha! this is like raking leaves in a hurricane. the first big storm will flush a million more pounds of trash from malibu creek and all the other canyons out to sea. MSA needs to take their publicity stunt and go away. picking up the trash in the canyons or spreading the word about avoiding disposable products would be more proactive
Cece Stein September 09, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Heal the Bay is doing a pretty good job handling that! Every little bit helps if we all chip in. Steve has been taking bags of trash out of the Zuma Creek Lagoon because the Beaches and Harbor dudes won't get out of there tractors and get wet.
Jason M September 10, 2012 at 07:21 AM
I once spent some time under the bridge at the lagoon some years back. I picked up cig butts, paper, bottles, and other nasty things that I won't mention. I filled two or three garbage bags. If more people would do that it would be nice. But it would be even nicer if people would use garbage cans in the first place.

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