Sunday December 3, 2023
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
-Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion
-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 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
Bring your own yoga mat!
Be Sure to Join Us For The Last Event of The Year!
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
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)
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.
-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
-Shoes or sneakers that protect your feet
-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!
Tag us on Social Media @StandUpToTrash and use hashtag #StandUpToTrash #DontPassItUpPickItUp