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Rec Sports Cleans Up Well!

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On Saturday, September 20, a group of 170 Cal Rec Sports volunteers gathered at the Berkeley Marina to take part in the International Coastal Cleanup Day — an event that takes place one day a year across the globe. The goal is to collect as much garbage and recycling as possible between 9AM and Noon. Last year, 378,000 volunteers from 76 countries and 45 states cleared six million pounds of trash from oceans and waterways around the world.

This year’s world numbers aren’t in yet, but the Rec Sports crew collected a whopping 480 pounds of garbage and 270 pounds of recycling! What’s more, our group received the additional honor of fielding the biggest volunteer group at the Berkeley Marina! Data collected at the clean-up is now being sent to Washington DC and will be compiled for research to support further legislation to preserve and protect our oceans and waterways. Photos of the clean-up effort are now available on the Rec Sports website

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