LOLA supporters linkup to clean La Jolla beaches

Twenty-seven supporters of Limited Off-Leash Access at the Beach (LOLA), ages 3-78, assembled to clean South Casa, Cuvier and other La Jolla beaches as part of the California Coastal Commission’s Adopt-A-Beach program Saturday, June 20.

The program permits people to adopt a beach by committing to cleaning the beach at least three times each year.

Working for several hours, the group was able to collect 26 large bags of trash and recyclables (estimated to weigh a total of 70-80 pounds). Many items were collected from hard-to-reach areas and appeared to have been there for a very long time. Together, the group logged about 50 cleaning hours.

Bob Evans and Zeke Wooley cleaned out one of the caves on Cuvier Beach, filling two 55-gallon trash cans with abandoned blankets, sweatshirts, T-shirts, towels, wet cardboard and miscellaneous trash. Marcus Wooley, Zeke’s grandson had four, 6-gallon bags of recyclable bottles and cans. Others had similar experiences on other beaches and on the property above the beaches.

The group’s long-term goal is to change the law so dogs are able to run free for a limited time, such as before 8 a.m., in a limited area of a La Jolla beach. In addition, these residents are committed to maintaining clean La Jolla beaches for all to enjoy.