Orange County Branch Newsletter
ASCE OC Branch
California Coastal Clean-Up
By: Ashlyn Alexander
On September 15th, 2018, the ASCE OC Branch and YMF joined together to participate in the 34th California Coastal Cleanup Day in Huntington Beach, California! The Coastal Cleanup Day dates back to 1985 with efforts to clean up our beaches since the 1970s! During our community service event, we met at the tents, grabbed our tracking cards and got straight to cleaning!
We provided materials for our group and even had members and friends bring their own materials such as buckets, reusable gloves and water bottles to reduce the waste being brought to the beach and being environmentally friendly. We cleaned up from tower 10 to tower 14 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. It was interesting to see all the trash that we were able to pick up from bottle caps, straws, wrappers to even chicken bones! It was also a great opportunity to socialize with everyone in the group as this was some people’s first ASCE event!
After a morning’s worth of great work, we headed to Duke’s after for lunch with a great view of Huntington Beach! We love that we are a part of an organization like ASCE, whose purpose is to uplift, support each other and communities and even contribute to keeping our beaches sustainable and safe for everyone and animals. We truly had a blast during this event and would love to do this again in the future. We look forward to the next community outreach events to come!