Surfrider Foundation hosts Hold On To Your Butt Day in San Diego

Surfrider Foundation hosts Hold Onto Your Butt Day in San Diego

Hold On To Your Butt Awareness Day is Saturday November 14th, volunteers wanted!

Cigarette butts are the most littered item in The United States and the world. This type of litter is not just found on streets and in urban settings; the number of cigarette butts found on beaches and nearby areas is overwhelming--typically accounting for nearly one in every three items collected during our cleanups. Cigarette waste discarded miles inland compounds the problem as it can end up in stormdrains that flow to streams, rivers, bays, lagoons and ultimately the ocean. To make matters worse, lighted cigarette butts flicked into California�s dry arid environment can spark deadly and costly wildfires.

Hold Onto Your Butt Awareness Day will involve activists, volunteers, and friends of the environment gathering at three of San Diego County's busiest traffic intersections near the beach. There, Surfrider activists will hold signs, pass out personal ashtrays, stickers and graphically demonstrate to motorists the problem that we are so concerned about. We will encourage motorists and beachgoers to dispose of cigarettes safely, and explain that cigarette butts thrown on the ground can eventually end up in the ocean and affect marine life, including surfers and swimmers. Volunteers will also clean the surrounding area, keeping track of how many cigarette butts and other items they find.

Surfrider activists will be at these intersections from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, November 14th:

  • Imperial Beach (Intersection of Palm Ave. and 7th Ave.)
  • Belmont Park in Mission Beach (Intersection of Ventura Place, Mission Bay Drive and Mission Blvd.- across from roller coaster)
  • Cardiff (Intersection of San Elijo and Chesterfield - across from Patagonia)

    Click Here for a waiver everyone must sign, under 18 needs a parent's signature.

    To sign up or for more info please email please email Bill with your name, email address and which location is best for you. All you have to do is show up. Look for the Surfrider tent or table when you arrive to sign in. We have plenty of signs to go around and every volunteer gets a HOTYB t-shirt! Click on the flier below for a pdf version that you can print and post up at school, work, surf shop, etc. ## Please note that there is a beach cleanup at Cardiff from 9-11am on 11/14 so swing by there first if possible if nearby. Click Here for more beach cleanup info.##
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