Volunteers sought for Monday’s beach cleanups in La Jolla

Monday’s clean-up day at La Jolla’s beaches.

The La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation, with the help of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club, Surf Diva and Hike, Bike and Kayak, will be out in and on the water around the Cove at 7 a.m. Monday morning, looking for fireworks debris and other trash from the Fourth of July festivities, said Deborah Marengo.

“We appreciate all the La Jolla surfer,s kayaks and swimmers that are participating in the clean-up,” she added in a e-mail.

Others are invited to participate by collecting debris that appears to be fireworks-related and other trash and bringing it to the grass area at the Cove. She asked that anything that appears to be from the fireworks display be kept separate from other trash.

If you’re beach-bound, you can join the La Jolla Shores Surfing Association at La Jolla Shores bright and early for their annual Day After Beach Cleanup.

Everyone is invited to join them on the day after what they say is “busiest day at La Jolla Shores, and unfortunately, the trashiest.”

Check-in is at 7 a.m. at the third bench south of the north bathrooms. They will work until 9 a.m.

Supplies and refreshments will be provided to those who pitch in and help the Park and Recreation crews that will be out that morning.

Meanwhile, the San Diego Beach Coalition has raised nearly $15,000 from local businesses and government agencies to purchase and place more than 200 temporary trash and recycle bins at Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Bay Park and Ocean Beach.

A spokesperson for I Love a Clean San Diego, which is part of the coalition, said via e-mail they were not including La Jolla this year because city parks officials advised them there was not as much need here.

A Beach Coalition press release noted that city crews removed 396,000 pounds of trash from temporary and permanent trash bins last July 5. That included La Jolla beaches, but not park areas.