On September 26th, Pack 34 will help cleans up California’s coastline! – Please RSVP using the scouting app
California Coastal Cleanup Days welcomes more than 60,000 volunteers who will pick up hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables from beaches, lakes, and waterways each year. It brings awareness to the marine litter problem and provides a community event for direct involvement. Help us by joining in the fight to preserve wildlife by taking the trash out of the environment. Volunteer alongside your families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, and service clubs. If you’re not sure how to get started please let us know. Plan to spend a day outside connecting with your community to celebrate California!
Mill Valley Pack 34 California Coastal Clean-Up (Stinson Beach)
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time: 9 am– 12 noon
Venue: Stinson Beach – meet at Stinson Beach’s main central lot (parking lot next to “Siren Canteen”) near the entrance path to the beach by 9:00am sharp.
Due to COVID-19, Coastal Cleanup this year is a self-run program. Unlike in past years, we will supply our own buckets and pickers.
What to bring:
In an attempt to reduce environmental footprint:
– Bucket or reusable bag to collect trash
– Gardening/kitchen/work gloves
– Personal water bottle
– If you’re bringing a lunch, plan ahead to make it “waste-free” lunch.
– Scouts, Please wear the full uniform for the event
this is an outdoor event:
– Good shoes for walking (closed-toe)
– Wear clothes that can get dirty
– Long pants for the cleanup
– bring rain gear and layers in case of changing weather.
it’s a beach so when we are done…beach day!!! bring beach stuff!
More info can be found on the Coastal Cleanup Website – https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html
– Notify Leaders / Parents of any needles/syringes dead/injured animals or human encampments. (Do not pick them up.)
– Be careful of glass, nails, and sharp items.
– Look before you reach and grab!
– Pick up human-created debris only – Seaweed is part of the natural beach habitat.
– Prevent sunburn and dehydration.
– Bring a hat and wear sunscreen.
– Wear a Mask
– Dens will work within their own isolated youth social groups of 15 youth or less
– the beach and parking lots will be broken into den zones – each den will work within their own zone.
– Beach activity afterward will remain in the den social groups.
– Each scout should plan to bring their own individual snacks or lunches and please do not share.
We will follow these additional guidelines from the costal cleanup – https://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/guidance.pdf
What happens to the debris collected?
Recology uses a processing line called the IMRF (Integrated Materials Recovery Facility) to makes sure that everything you collect is separated and as much as possible is diverted from the landfill. Not only are the standard materials recycled—i.e. cans, bottles, hard plastic, etc.—but also scrap wood, metal, sheetrock, cement, and brick. For more information: California Coastal Cleanup Day –