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June 4th, Huntington State Beach

In 2013, the message was clear – the ocean needs saving. Over 1,100 Orange County elementary school students, along with 200 educators and volunteers, created this aerial art message on June 4 at Huntington State Beach.

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Kids Ocean Day program, and the sixth year that Coastkeeper hosted the program in Orange County. Hosted for the first time by the Santa Ana River mouth at Huntington State Beach, this year’s Kids Ocean Day also had milestones for the most kids and volunteers to date!

Special thanks to our volunteers from ADPSam’s ClubVans and our rock star interns. Thank you to our in-kind donors at Starbucks (Main St. Huntington Beach) and Rubio’s Costa Mesa, and to our community supporters, Newlight TechnologiesMother’s Market & KitchenSurfside Sports, and Manheim. And thank you to Vans and Charter Printing Inc. for the volunteer t-shirts, and Hurley and Morning Sun Shirt Co. for the student shirts. And last but not least, thanks to the teachers and kids from 13 local elementary schools for helping keep our ocean clean! Learn more at the links below: