AVALON — Join more than 500 volunteers for one of the largest annual dive events at Avalon Harbor to aid in keeping the water and surrounding areas clean; the event will be held Feb. 24.
An event that began in the ‘70s, Avalon Harbor now only allows diving once a year for this incredible endeavor to pick up trash and celebrate Catalina’s beautiful beaches and marine life. Last year, 494 participants recovered 5,200 pounds of trash. All proceeds go to USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute Scientific Diving Program.
RSVP to attend this event online at events.usc.edu/esvp/esvp_37thcleanup.php.
Early registration through February 15th is $55; day-of registration is $65; non-divers can register for $30.
A schedule of events, including orientation, assigning dive locations, and prize giveaways, is also available online. The entire event will last from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Each diver must complete forms to participate, Safe Diving Practices Form and Informed Consent and Waiver of Release Form; PDFs can be found at dornsite.usc.edu/Wrigley/wies-ccd-cleanup. Dive teams are also encouraged to register as a group; contact Katie Chvostal at email@example.com for more information about group registration.
If interested in volunteering to help with other aspects of the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any other queries, visit the website at dornsife.usc.edu or call 310-510-4020.
Photo credit: Wrigley Institute