December 3

Let’s make trash extinct!

Coastal Zone Management Act 40th Anniversary - NOAA


Calling all the people! Calling all the people! Trash is bad! Boats, jet skis, and ships are putting bad oils in our waters. Metal cans may take about 50 years to biodegrade, biodegrade means break down or disintegrated, so remember that soda can you left on the beach a few days ago… yup it’s still there! And did you know plastic bags take up to 450 years to biodegrade in the ocean! That’s a long time! Thousands of helpless sea creatures are dying because of this mess, and you can help them!

Mark your calendars! The Annual California Clean the Beach Day is coming up and its on Saturday, September 21! So… get up and clean! Everybody can help! The annual California Clean the beach day is runned by the california government and is trying their best to make trash extinct on their shores. The annual California clean the beach Day is also yearly event that happens every year and its coming up! Even though you don’t live in california you can still help! Just go to your local beach and clean up!

This pollution in the water isn’t helping the water. Giant oil spills happen all the time, oil goes in the water and stays there, for a long, long time, until something eats it…

Places like Pearl Harbor, Hawaii have lots of shipwrecks, some worse than others. Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Army deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the United Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Jan on Sunday, December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II . The great navy ship that has been blown up by Japan in Pearl Harbor is still leaking tons and tons of oil everyday! And can you believe that Navy Ship has been leaking for over about a hundred years! And you can even see the ship in person!

Clean up the ocean! Its not just the beach, its the water! Do you surf, swim, or even boggie board? When you swallow enough of the stuff in the water it can make you sick and even maybe shorten your lifespan! The gas from boats, don’t help. Have you heard of the giant floating island in the middle of the pacific ocean? Thats not the only one theres about 15 of them! So.. get up and help! Lets make trash extinct!

March 15

Cleaning up San Diego

Welcome from San Diego! We are writing a post about the San Diego beaches and how dirty they can get. Pollution, including trash, is killing or hurting animals in the ocean. That’s why we need to help to clean it up!

Guess how much trash we find on the beach each year? Fifteen thousand pounds worth of trash! If people keep trashing our beaches, it will harm the environment and animals. The most common trash we find are cigarette buds. Can you believe that!  We don’t want trash to get into the ocean and hurt animals. We want our ocean and beaches clean. Don’t you agree?
We have lots of organizations that organize beach clean ups in San Diego. They organize these clean ups to make our beaches cleaner and safer. I Love a Clean San Diego is an organization that, “Provides environmental educational events and programs for local residents.” They are hosting the Creek to Bay Cleanup  Saturday, April 27th. Volunteers will remove trash from San Diego’s beaches, waterways, canyons, and parks. Here’s a video another event called Coastal Clean Up. So, what are you waiting for? Go and help the beach! It does not matter how old or how young you are. We do this for the people and animals at the beach. Kids have fun cleaning the beach. So come and help!!! 
April 27

I Love A Clean San Diego

Week 6’s blogging challenge is about work and so I decided to write about volunteer work at an organization in San Diego that wants to keep San Diego clean. I Love a Clean San Diego, “…leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.” They teach people about waste reduction and to not waste water, recycling, proper disposal of household hazardous waste, and storm water pollution prevention. Two people, Bob and Jan Rogers, saw a reason for beach clean up, and awareness about limited water supply in San Diego. Now they provide beach clean up and bay clean up. Bob and Jan say “It’s a great learning experience for kids.”