NEWPORT BEACH—Newport Harbor Underwater Clean Up is only in its third year, but it is already poised to be an epic clean-up event. Join other volunteers at Balboa Bay Club on June 1 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. to tidy up the waters known for big boating events like the Christmas Boat Parade.
During last year’s clean sweep, 200 volunteers, which include more than 80 divers, collected 4,000 pounds of trash from the harbor.
More rubbish may have made its way into the harbor due to the heavy rain season Southern California experienced. This cleanup event allows participants the opportunities to not only give back to the environment, but also to enjoy the beautiful coastline in Newport Harbor. Prizes will also be given, including for the most unusual find. If it’s anything like San Diego’s or Santa Barbara’s annual clean sweeps, there will certainly be strange things – think bikes, statues, mobile phones and even weirder – dumped in the water.
According to the website, “There will be a celebration following the cleanup to recognize and appreciate all those who made the Newport Harbor Underwater Clean Up possible. Live music and lunch will be provided, and there will be many environmental and conservation organizations onsite to interact with the community and raise awareness.”
Organizations that will be onsite include Beach Cities Scuba, Project AWARE, Harbour Constructors Co., Duffy Electric Boats, Surfrider Foundation and Help Your Harbor. City of Newport Beach has also advertised city representatives may be present.
Balboa Bay Club is located at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach.
For more information about the cleanup event and to register, visit nhunderwatercleanup.com.