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 “Defend the Sea!”

Kids Ocean Day 2012 has already come and gone! It was a gorgeous day at the beach, and conditions were perfect for this annual event. We returned to Bolsa Chica State Beach this year and we are very thankful to the amazing State Park staff and officers for their assistance.

It was wonderful to see nearly 800 students take part in this hands-on experience to learn what sort of trash ends up on the beach. The students got to take control, clean the beach, and afterward, take a stand to “Defend the Sea”. This will hopefully lead each of them to take actions that can prevent trash from getting to the ocean in the first place.

This event would not have been possible without donations of time, supplies and funds from our supporters.  A gigantic THANK YOU to:



  • Sam’s Club: Corona, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, La Habra, Stanton
  • ADP
  • Coastkeeper interns, past and present
  • Volunteer veterans and newcomers
  • The Aerial Art team, lead by Michael Mori and Vivian Dao
  • CA Coastal Commission
  • Hurley and Morning Sun Shirt Co. for donating 1,000 awesome t-shirts!
  • Chipotle and Lomeli’s for the volunteer’s lunches
  • Trader Joes- 17th St, Costa Mesa
  • Mother’s Market- 19th St, Costa Mesa
  • Starbucks- Bolsa Chica & Heil, Huntington Beach
  • Rubios