Over 39,813 volunteers have participated in California Coastal Cleanup Day Sept 21, 2023. Those volunteers picked up 294,012 pounds of trash and an additional 48,191 pounds of recyclable materials, for a total of 342,203 pounds or 171 tons. Collectively, we brought tens of thousands of people out to help our environment, and many of them have had their eyes opened to what will be a lifetime of coastal stewardship. The impacts of this day cannot be overstated. You really are bigger than you think. THANK YOU!