Adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild will join Surfrider activists for a cleanup at Torrey Pines State Beach from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The cleanup is needed following the sewage spill into nearby Los Peñasquitos Creek during the Sept. 8 blackout. Volunteers will meet at the lifeguard tower by the entrance to the north parking lot at Torrey Pines State Beach, along North Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla.
Known for his expeditions across the Arctic and the Greenland ice cap, exploration of Antarctica, and journey into the rainforests of Ecuador, de Rothschild recently returned from an expedition aboard the Plastiki. He completed a treacherous, 11,000 mile-voyage across the Pacific from San Francisco to Sydney in a boat made of 12,500 reclaimed bottles. The mission to beat waste is detailed in his new book “Plastiki: Across the Pacific On Plastic An Adventure to Save Our Oceans.” He will give away signed copies to the first 25 volunteers at Saturday's cleanup.
Revo Sunglasses, one of the Plastiki expedition's partners, is also supporting the cleanup, with MYOOmarketing. Based in Orange County, Revo makes 70 percent of its sunglass frames from recycled or sustainable materials. Revo will have a limited number of sunglass giveaways for beach cleanup volunteers.