Pick Up the Picnic Week

Pick Up the Picnic 2017

PICK UP THE PICNIC WEEK

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

During Pick Up the Picnic Week (July 1—9), the Morro Bay National Estuary Program encouraged trash pickup efforts big and small. All cleanup efforts along our shores help to keep our estuary clean and healthy. The cleanup challenge was a big success. Organizations and individual volunteers pitched in to make a difference.

SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS

52 volunteers spent more than 90 hours cleaning up along our beaches

They collected more than 75 pounds of trash and recycling including

Thanks to individual volunteers and to the following organizations, this trash made it into the can instead of polluting our waterways. Your work for the bay has made a big difference!

Participating organizations included:

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WHY PICKING UP MATTERS

Summer is a busy time around Morro Bay. With more people enjoying the local beaches, picnic areas, parks, and trails, there can be more trash left behind. This trash poses a problem for the wildlife of the estuary when it blows, falls, or washes into creeks and the bay. Animals can attempt to eat the trash or become entangled, and plastic debris can leach chemicals into the water. It takes all of us working together to keep this trash off our streets and out of our waters.

YOU CAN STILL HOST YOUR OWN CLEANUP

Pick the place. Pick up the trash. Send us the details.

Participate in Pick Up the Picnic! Every time you pick up a piece of trash from the street, off the beach, or out of the water, you make a big difference for the health of the bay. Gather friends and family or enjoy a quiet walk by yourself as you pick up trash and record what you find using our data sheet.

MAKE IT EASY AND FUN FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

 


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WHY DATA SHEETS?

Data sheets help us track local trends and discover top items of concern in our area. We appreciate you taking the time to document your work to help clean up our beautiful home!

Send in your data one of four ways by July 12, 2017:

Download and print at home: Data Sheet (PDF)

Send your data directly to our inbox with our digital data sheet.

WHERE TO PICK UP TRASH

Find your spot to clean up. If you can’t make it to Morro Bay or Los Osos, then clean up wherever you are and send us your data anyhow. We love to see the efforts for #trashfreeseas happening all over!

LOCATION IDEAS FOR YOUR PICKUP

NORTH OF THE ROCK

North Point Natural Area Access

Cloisters Park

Del Mar Park

Lila Kaiser Park

MORRO ROCK AND AROUND MORRO BAY’S TOWN CENTER

Morro Rock

Harbor Walk

Coleman Beach

Morro Bay Embarcadero

Cenntennial Parkway

Anchor Memorial Park

Tidelands Park

Bayshore Bluffs Park

City Park

Monte Young Park

Morro Bay State Park Campground

Morro Bay State Park Marina Parking Lot and Peninsula Trail

Windy Cove

White’s Point (Around the Morro Bay Musuem of Natural History)

LOS OSOS AND MONTAÑA DE ORO STATE PARK

Baywood Pier / Paradise Point

Elfin Forest

Los Osos Community Park (Skate Park, Library, Red Barn)

Los Osos Oaks State Reserve

Monarch Grove Natural Area

Morro Bay Sandspit – North

Morro Bay Sandspit – Central

Morro Bay Sandspit – South (beach access in Montaña de Oro State Park)

Pasadena Park

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

 


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DIGITAL DATA SHEET

TEAM INFO


Organization or Business Name (if applicable)

Name of Coordinator (required)

Email (required)

Phone Number

How many people are helping with this cleanup?

CLEANUP INFO


Date of Cleanup: July , 2017

Location

Other City or County:

Cleanup occurred near or in a(n) (required)

Site Name(name of beach, park, etc. or closest landmark)

Type of Cleanup

ITEMS COLLECTED


Bags (plastic, paper, etc.)
Food Items (straws, bottles, cups, caps, wrappers, utensils, napkins, etc.)
Fourth of July of Other Holiday Items (balloons, fireworks, silly string, streamers, etc.)
Tobacco Products or Accessories (cigarette butts, lighters, packaging, etc.)
Fishing or Hunting Items (fishing line, bullet shells, rope, buoys, bait containers, etc.)
Large Debris (items larger than a basketball)
Small Debris (small scraps, unidentifiable pieces, etc.)
Other (write in) -

Most Peculiar Items Collected:


Number of Trash Bags Filled

Total Estimated Weight Collected (use scales at home if possible!) lbs.

Estimated Time Spent on Cleanup

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Morro Bay National Estuary Program brings together citizens, local governments, non-profits, agencies, and landowners to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary.

Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.