Friends of the Dunes

Ocean Day

The Kids' Ocean Day Clean-up is an annual celebration and call to action for the protection of our world ocean. The program originated in Los Angeles in 1994 as a project of the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education and the California Coastal Commission.

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Ocean Day is funded by the California Coastal Commission through a Whale Tail grant, and is coordinated locally by Friends of the Dunes and the Bureau of Land Management.

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Ocean Day

Longest Root Winners:
Jacoby Creek School Hunter Alexander, 5' 2
Laurel Tree School Cecelia Saria & Mom, 7' 8 and Juniper Rostad 6' 7
Alice Birney Alaina & Pheobe
Redwood Coast Montessori - Avery Plessinger, 10

Long Root Ocean Day is a state-wide marine debris education program funded the California Coastal Commission, and coordinated locally by Friends of the Dunes and the Bureau of Land Management. About 800 Humboldt County students will receive classroom lessons focusing on the health of coastal and marine environments. During the Ocean Day event in June, these students will gather at the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area on the South Spit of the Humboldt Bay for a day of beach clean-up and invasive plant removal. After all this hard work, students will sit in an aerial art design while a plane flies over to capture the image. This program is completely free for schools, even the buses are paid for. To sign up your class, or to volunteer email or call 707-444-1397.

Friends of the Dunes | PO Box 186, Arcata CA 95518 | 707-444-1397 |

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