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Sunday December 3,  2023


December Flyer

Beach Cleanup and
Lunch & Learn

Yoga, Beach Cleanup and Lunch & Learn

Baby Beach and Ocean Institute

8:00 am -9:00 am

9:00 -10:30 Beach Cleanup

10:30  Lunch & Learn at Ocean Institute


Theme: New Years Pledge

Speaker: UCI Professor Jessica Pratt, Ph.D. and her Global Sustainability Capstone Student Presentations

December's Lunch & Learn

UCI Professor Jessica Pratt Global Sustainability Capstone Student Presentations  

Topics Include:

-Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion

-Wetland Biodiversity

-Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reefs

-Marine Invasive Species

-Ocean Pollution from Shipping and Boating

- Red Tides and Algae Blooms

Start Your Day w/a Gentle Yoga Flow Before The Cleanup!


Meet Your Yoga Instructor
Julie Skoglund

Julie has her RYT 500 hr certification through True Nature School of Yoga in Oceanside, CA.

She works full-time for an emergency wildlife response non-profit but makes room in her daily life to practice and teach yoga whenever possible.

Julie came to yoga to find peace, resiliency, and relief from severe back and neck injuries after years of damage from multiple car and horseback riding accidents. By infusing her love of nature and life with all that yoga offers, Julie has found true peace and healing in mind, body, and spirit! After completing teacher training, Julie has also discovered her love of sharing and guiding others through the practice of yoga.

Where: On the grass at Baby Beach

When: Sun Dec 3rd 8:00 - 9:00 am

Everyone welcomed!

Bring your own yoga mat! 

Be Sure to Join Us For The Last Event of The Year!

Reindeer Anthlers
Stand Up To Trash Santa Paddle

Santa Paddle!

Join us for a family fun Santa Paddle 

Sunday December 17 at 9am

Baby Beach Dana Point Harbor for some holiday fun on the water!



The Santa Paddle is a community fun event in which participants can bring their own equipment or Westwind Sailing has equipment for rent at a 20% discount ($20 instead of $25), donating

$5.00 for every piece of equipment rented!


Starting point is on the beach at Baby Beach where we’ll take a group photo on the water. Then it’s a beautiful paddle around the island.  


Come dressed in the festive holiday spirit with reds and white, Santa Hats, a reindeer, snowman, or elf! 🎅🏽☃️🦌🎄❄️❤️💚


Safety first- please wear or have a life vest with you at all times.   

2024 Cleanup Dates

Dana Point

January 7 – Watershed

February  11– Love Our Ocean

March 3– Festival of Whales

April 21 – Earth Month

May 11– Ocean Mamas

June 8– World Oceans Day

July 7– Plastic Free July

August 11– 4 Year Anniversary Celebration

September 21 – Coastal Cleanup Day

October 13 – Ghosts and Goblins of The Ocean

November 10– America Recycles Day

December 8 - New Years Resolution


San Clemente (Quarterly)

January 21

April 13

July 21

October 27

Stand Up To Trash Beach cleanup BINGO

   Beach Cleanup BINGO

Clean the beach while playing a fun game of Beach Cleanup BINGO!




  1. As you clean the beach, cross off items you find.

  2. Once you get 5 down, 5 across or 5 diagonal, TAG @StandUpToTrash on Instagram or Facebook, along with a PHOTO of the card AND your trash.

Our Impact

Total Weight In Pounds of Trash 


Number of Participants Attended



Hold a Successful Clean Up at Your Local Beach! ​

Decide what beach and other aquatic area (marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds) in your area that needs to be cleaned. 

Safety first! 

-Wear gloves to collect the debris

-Be careful with glass or other sharp objects

-Get help with anything heavy


Supplies to Bring

-Plenty of water

-Trash bags (Biodegradable)

-Hand sanitizer/ wipes

-Sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun

-Insect repellent

-Shoes or sneakers that protect your feet

-Reusable gloves 

-First Aid Kit



-Don’t collect natural items like driftwood or seaweed.

-Stay out of dune areas

-Watch out for wildlife

-Avoid stepping on dune plants and beach grasses



And lastly, remember to have a good time! Take a moment to enjoy the waves and the fresh air. We are so lucky to live in a place with gorgeous beaches, a healthy ocean and most of all, with wonderful people. 

Thank you so much for being part of our community, and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon! 


Take pictures! 

Tag us on Social Media @StandUpToTrash and use hashtag  #StandUpToTrash #DontPassItUpPickItUp

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