THANKS for taking the time to visit our site. I hope that you will find some useful information about how you can get involved in helping to keep our beaches safe and clean. It's important that we be good stewards of our surf and sand so that we and our aquatic animal friends can enjoy our coast.
30-Minute Beach Cleanup
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Please Support Beach Cleanups in Long Beach
RIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate?
WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you clean and safe beaches.
CHECKS to BEACH CLEANUP, Attn. Justin Rudd, 275 St. Joseph Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803.
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.
C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Dog-themed Poetry contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 SoCal Spelling Bee Championship
4So Cal Adult Spelling Bee
4Sidewalk Chalk Art & Poetry Contest
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Easter Parade
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Grunion Run
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.
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I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community. - Justin Rudd!
Contact City Officials
Voice Be Heard
CLICK HERE to e-mail all the officials listed below at the same time.
BEACH DEPT. OF PARKS, RECREATION & MARINE:
George Chapjian; Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
Bureau Manager of Maintenance Operations
City of Long Beach
Superintendent, Marine Operations
Parks, Recreation & Marine
6204 E. Second Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
Office: (562) 570-1583
Beach Maintenance Supervisor
4320 Olympic Plaza
Long Beach, Ca. 90803
City of Long Beach's Adopt-A-Beach Program, 562/570-1749 or Meaghan.O'Neill@longbeach.gov
LONG BEACH DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS
Tom Leary; Stormwater Program Officer,
Dept. of Public Works - Stormwater Management Division, 562/570-6023, Tom.Leary@longbeach.gov, www.lbstormwater.org (for more info and referral sources)
LONG BEACH MAYOR
& CITY COUNCIL
Mayor Bob Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org,
District 1 - Robert Garcia, email@example.com, 562/570-6919
District 2 - Suja Lowenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 562/570-6684
District 3 - Gary DeLong, email@example.com,
District 4 - Patrick O'Donnell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 562/570-6918
District 5 - Gerri Shipske, email@example.com, 562/570-6932
District 6 - Dee Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org, 562/570-6916
District 7 - James Johnson, email@example.com,
District 8 - Rae Gabelich , firstname.lastname@example.org,
District 9 - Steven Neal, email@example.com, 562/570-6137
Write a Letter to the
Ways You Can Help Our
Beach Cleanup w/ Justin!
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Water Quality: City of Long Beach
Friends of the Los Angeles River
Heal the Bay
Long Beach Dept.
of Parks, Rec. & Marine
Long Beach Green Guide
Long Beach Greens
Long Beach Junior Chamber
Long Beach Organic
Los Angeles County Department
of Public Works, Water Page
Los Angeles County's Environmental Resources
Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (part of State Water Resources
Los Cerritos Task Force
San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers
and Mountains Conservancy
Sink The Breakwater
State Water Resources Control Board
Surfrider Foundation (Long
Volunteer This Month
< Groups and Individuals Needed
VOLUNTEERS of all ages have been combing the sands for debris for many months and there is still lots of trash to be removed. The debris fouls the sands and endangers aquatic wildlife," says Justin Rudd, grassroots founder/organizer of the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup. "We are looking for families, students, individuals and organizations to come out and support the effort to help make Long Beach's beaches clean and beautiful."
Messy Problem in Long Beach
LONG BEACH HAS a perpetual problem with debris on its beach. The Los Angeles River empties near downtown in a curving pattern so that junk washed downstream tends to collect inside the breakwater and drift back up on shore. At the south end of town is the San Gabriel River, which probably carries less trash but what trash there is also gets pushed back to shore by south swells slipping past the breakwater. After a storm, the beaches collect literally tons of debris. It takes bulldozers and dump trucks to pile it up and haul it away. The city is faithful at cleanup but patience is wearing thin, and officials have studied more than a few proposals to stem the flow of flotsam and jetsam from the messy metropolis upstream. --Los Angeles Times