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September brings exciting news for Ocean lovers. After years of preparations, we recently installed three new Beach Clean Up Stations (BCUS) at two popular Bay Area locations.

One of the new Stations, at the Tennessee Valley Trailhead, is our first watershed Station.

These new Stations were installed on a trial basis. Please read on to find out how you can help make them permanent!

We are also getting ready for International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19th. Let's make this year's cleanup the biggest volunteer event ever! Remember: no matter where you live - whether on the coast or thousands of miles away - all waterways lead to the Ocean.

Thanks for all you do! 

Please donate today so we can continue protecting our Ocean. 
Let's Work Together to Keep Our New Stations!
We are very happy to announce that, after several years of collaboration with Golden Gate National Recreation Area/National Park Service (GGNRA/NPS), we have three new Bay Area Beach Clean Up Stations. Two of these Stations are in Tennessee Valley and one is at Muir Beach.

Thanks to Mia Monroe of NPS for making our new Stations possible. We love Mia’s nickname for our Beach Clean Up Stations: Beach TLC Stations - those three letters perfectly convey what AOO is all about.

The installations were a group effort completed by a team of eight All One Ocean staffers and volunteers, a Marine Mammal Center animal care and rescue crew member and two GGNRA/NPS representatives. Check out photo's from the day here!

The Tennessee Valley Trailhead Station (by the gate near the parking lot) is our first-ever watershed BCUS; it is about a mile down the footpath to where the Tennessee Valley Beach Station was installed. A watershed is an area where water collects and then flows into rivers, basins or seas. In this case, the Tennessee Valley Watershed drains into Tennessee Valley Beach.  

Several hikers passed by during the installations and were thrilled about the new Stations. “Wonderful!" they exclaimed. "What a great idea! It’s much needed.”

Much needed indeed. We want to make these three trial Stations permanent. But we need your help! GGNRA will review the Stations' use in November. To pass the review and extend our permit we need reports from users of the BCUS. So please use the new Stations, report back to us, and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

After every time you use the Stations, please email katie@alloneocean.org with any or all of the following information:
• Number of bags used and whether the bags were filled or partially filled
• Number of pieces of trash picked up
• Photos of trash


Also, if you would like to volunteer 1-4 hours monitoring use of these new Stations this fall, please also contact katie@alloneocean.org

As always, have fun! And remember, you are saving lives. The Ocean critters thank you!

Installing Stations can be work sometimes, but always fun!
International Coastal Cleanup Day: Saturday, 9/19
Join Ocean Conservancy for their 30th International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19th. Last year over 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries removed more than 16 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our earth's beaches, lakes and waterways, making it the world's biggest volunteer event!

Together, let's keep our planet's beautiful beaches clean and make this the best cleanup day yet! Visit the Worldwide Cleanup Location Map to find the cleanup locations closest to you!   
Coastal Cleanup Day 2015
 
Check out this hauntingly powerful video from the California Coastal Commission, and get out and clean up the beach! 
For the Ocean,

Hallie Austen Iglehart
Lauren Winters Weiner
and the All One Ocean Team
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