World Oceans Day cleanup slated

San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego’s largest professional environmental organization working to protect coastal waters, will host a two-part celebration in honor of World Oceans Day.

The first community event, June 6, at La Jolla Shores, consists of a paddle-out, beach cleanup, kayak cleanup and various hands-on educational activities with participation from several other local, ocean-based organizations.

On June 8, Coastkeeper will host its World Oceans Day party at D Street Bar & Grill in Encinitas.

The community event at La Jolla Shores is free. Below the Surface will host the paddle-out to raise awareness about marine protected areas (MPAs) along the West Coast. Also that day, Hike Bike Kayak Sports will host a kayak cleanup in the La Jolla waters, and Coastkeeper will run a land-based beach cleanup to remove debris before it enters the ocean.

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