June 1 – San Diego Coastkeeper Celebrates World Oceans Day

Events include June 6 community festival in La Jolla, June 8 party in Encinitas

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SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2010- San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego’s largest professional environmental organization working to protect coastal waters, will host a two-part celebration in honor of World Oceans Day. The first community event at La Jolla Shores on Sunday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, consists of a paddle out, beach cleanup, kayak cleanup and various hands-on educational activities with participation from several other local, ocean-based organizations.  On June 8, Coastkeeper will host its World Oceans Day Tuesday Throw Down at D Street Bar & Grill in Encinitas.

The community event at La Jolla shores is free and open to the public. Below the Surface, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting water conservation and improving water quality in rivers and oceans, will host a paddle out to raise awareness about marine protected areas along the west coast. Hike Bike Kayak Sports, San Diego’s largest multi sport tour operator, will host a kayak cleanup in the La Jolla waters, San Diego Oceans Foundation will host an underwater dive cleanup and Coastkeeper will run a land-based beach cleanup to remove debris before it enters the ocean. The day’s festivities also include interactive educational stations to teach participants about the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean.

On June 8, D Street Bar & Grill opens its doors for a nighttime party to honor World Oceans Day by raising funds to help Coastkeeper to continue to protect San Diego’s ocean.  With a suggested donation of $15, partygoers will receive entry, food and drink specials, a raffle ticket, a Coastkeeper membership, live music and World Oceans Day fun. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 11p.m. and is open to anyone 21 or older.

“World Oceans Day is the new Earth Day,” said Coastkeeper Executive Director Bruce Reznik.  “So much of life in San Diego revolves around our proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and we are taking one day out of the year to celebrate that.”
For more information, visit Coastkeeper’s website at localhost/sdcoastkeeper.


Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them.  We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.