10th Annual Ocean Day

On June 5th, 2014, 800 elementary school students formed a 200 foot Pelican design on the South Spit.

Photo 2014 J Patrick Cudahy, Click image to see full size

Long Root Ocean Day is a state-wide marine debris education program funded the California Coastal Commission, and coordinated locally by Friends of the Dunes and the Bureau of Land Management. About 800 Humboldt County students will receive classroom lessons focusing on the health of coastal and marine environments. On May 30th these students will gather at the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area on the South Spit of the Humboldt Bay for a day of beach clean-up and invasive plant removal. After all this hard work, students will sit in an aerial art design while a plane flies over to capture the image. This program is completely free for schools, even the buses are paid for. To sign up your class, or to volunteer email Suzie@friendsofthedunes.org or call 707-444-1397

The Kids' Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is organized locally by Friends of the Dunes, a community-based non-profit organization, along with the Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field office with assistance from the California Conservation Corps. The program was created in 1994 by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education and is organized statewide by the California Coastal Commission.

Ocean Day Photo Archive

For more info about Ocean Day, please visit www.oceanday.net.

Ocean Day is funded by the California Coastal Commission through a Whale Tail grant, and is coordinated locally by Friends of the Dunes and the Bureau of Land Management.