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Alamitos Bay Underwater Cleanup
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Alamitos Bay Underwater Cleanup
September 20, 2014
8:00am — 1:00pm
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Roddenberry Adventures, Aquatic Capital of America, and Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center are hosting an underwater cleanup  to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day in Long Beach, CA at Alamitos Bay. Divers and non-divers welcome!

The Alamitos Bay Underwater Cleanup is a fun, family event to keep Alamitos Bay clean from debris and healthy for future generations to enjoy.  The underwater cleanup will include a scavenger hunt and Trashy Diver Contest where divers can win fun prizes, including Star Trek items and dive gear. In addition to the underwater cleanup, participants and attendees can relax on the beach, check out community outreach and education exhibits, enjoy snacks and beverages, and win exciting door prizes.

EVENT AGENDA – Saturday, September 20th

7:45/8:00am – divers arrive
8:15am – dive safety briefing
9:00am – diving begins
9:00am – festivities and event announcements begin.
12:00/1:00pm – event ends

Door prizes and announcements will be made throughout event.

(NOTE: Agenda is subject change prior to event. Stay tuned for the latest information).

Join us for this fun event to celebrate our oceans and help keep our local waterways clean!

DIVERS

This is a one-tank shore dive with a sandy bottom. In order to dive you will need to bring your own scuba gear, including tanks and weights. Deep Blue will be providing gear rentals free of charge for this event but they are first come, first serve (due to the popularity of these events, they typically run out). Gear will be available starting Friday, September 19th.

There will be a mandatory dive briefing at 8:15am. Please plan accordingly as all divers will we need to unload gear and then park their cars prior to the dive briefing.

Deep Blue will have debris bags available, but you are welcome to bring your own. If you have a surface marker buoy, lift bag, reel, and knife you should bring that with you as well.

Divers will have the opportunity to participate in a Alamitos Bay Underwater Cleanup Scavenger Hunt during the underwater cleanup. There will be items hidden in the Bay with a numbered weight in the defined cleanup area. Each number is associated with a prize, including several fun Star Trek prizes.

Divers will also have the opportunity to participate in the Alamitos Bay Underwater Cleanup Trashy Diver Contest.

Trashy Diver Awards will be presentedfor trash collected during the underwater dive cleanup to raise awareness about the issue of pollution in our local waterways.

There will be a Trashy Diver Award will be given out for trash “Most Likely Found on the USS Enterprise,” and the Most Unique Item.” Prizes include dive equipment and unique Star Trek items.

IMPORTANT DIVER INFORMATION

  • All divers must be certified through a recognized Scuba Diving Agency.
  • Bring your Certification card to the dive.
  • In order to dive you will need to bring your own scuba gear
  • Deep Blue will be providing gear rentals free of charge for this event but they are first come, first serve. NOTE: (due to the popularity of these events, they typically run out).  Gear will be available starting Friday, September 19th.
  • All diving participants will be required to complete Deep Blue Scuba and Roddenberry Adventures Release of Liability forms to participate in the dive (see registration info below).


REGISTRATION

Divers must register to particpate in the underwater cleanup. Because it is a multi-agency event, there are multiple waivers for divers to sign.  Luckily, you can do most of it online.  All divers will need to complete a Roddenberry Adventures Release of Liability Waiver to participate in this event.  If you have registered as a Roddenberry Adventures member in 2014, your waiver is already on file. To register for a free Roddenberry Adventures membership click here.  After you’ve done that, click here to sign up for the event (and fill out the Dive Against Debris waiver).

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COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

California Coastal Cleanup Day is a statewide beach and coastal and inland waterway cleanup held throughout California each year, part of the largest volunteer cleanup in the world –  International Coastal Cleanup Day  organized by the Ocean Conservancy . Every year, on the third Saturday in September, people join together at sites all over the world to take part in this event. 

Join us at Alamitos Bay in Long Beach to take part in an underwater cleanup for California Coastal Cleanup Day the State’s largest volunteer event.

 In 2013, over 58,000 volunteers removed almost 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. Families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals come together to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

The event is located at Horny Corner Beach on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, CA (Bayshore Ave and 54th Place). There is free parking along E. Ocean Blvd. and metered beach parking.

Click here for map.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Deep Blue Scuba and Swim Center
http://www.deepbluelongbeach.com

Aquatic Capital of America
http://www.aquaticcapital.org

Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards
http://www.lcwstewards.org

International Coastal Cleanup Day
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/

California Coastal Cleanup Day
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/join.html