Tuesday, May 9, 2006


On May 22nd, over 7,000 kids will converge on California's beaches to take part in the 13th Annual Kids' Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. They will be removing litter and creating aerial art projects with artist John Quigley at the following locations:

San Diego County: 1,500 kids at Oceanside City Beach.

Los Angeles: 2,800 kids at Dockweiler State Beach.

Orange County: 1,000 kids from inland schools are going to Huntington State Beach.

San Luis Obispo County: 125 students traveling from Strathmore, Tulare County will go to Cayucos State Beach.

Monterey: 180 students from Dinuba, Tulare County will travel to the Municipal Beach on Monterey Bay.

San Francisco: 1,300 Bay Area students will be at Ocean Beach.

Humboldt County: 550 kids will go to the South Spit of Humboldt Bay, remove trash, and restore sand dune habitat.

This year, the themes of the aerial art will be "MAKE THE CONNECTION" and "HELP OCEANS THRIVE."

Also, this year we are pleased to announce the launching of a pilot project called OCEAN DAY KIDS BLOG. Students in these different locations will be able to communicate with each other and talk about their their favorite things about the ocean, their experiences at the beach, and ask each other questions!