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Clean-up set for Saturday at La Jolla Children’s Pool, nearby beaches

On Saturday, the San Diego Council of Divers and Friends of the Children’s Pool will hold their second annual summer clean-up of La Jolla’s Children’s Pool and nearby beaches

The event is sponsored by I Love A Clean San Diego’s Adopt a Beach Program. Volunteers are needed and are asked to meet at the pool at 10 a.m. Volunteers will then commence cleaning South Casa, Wipeout and Children’s Pool beaches.

“We rake the sand and we remove the feces from the beach, then we leave it in bags up by the trash area,” said Michele Addington, chair of La Jolla Town Council’s Parks and Beaches Committtee.

Addington added clean-ups were begun because Children’s Pool is a shared-use beach and because people were genuinely concerned about conditions there not being sanitary.

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“No one cleans it, it never gets cleaned,” she said. “We want to make it as clean as possible.”

Last weekend, Addington said about 100 people were at Children’s Pool on the beach and swimming in the water.

Randak “Randy” Hawley, the interim city park ranger named to patrol Casa Beach and manage a seal docent program there, is expected to attend Saturday’s beach clean up event.

Water and cookies will be provided to volunteers as well as bags and rubber gloves.

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It is estimated it will not take more than two hours to clean the three beaches.

Founded in 1951, the Council of Divers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the marine environment, diver safety, education, conservation and wise legislation.

Founded as the San Diego War Against Litter Committee in 1954, I Love A Clean San Diego promotes regional awareness of environmental issues including resource conservation, waste reduction and recycling,