Community Cleanup Set for September 25 to Prevent Trash from Entering the Ocean

Trash along Pacific Coast Highway will end up in the ocean.


The first Pacific Palisades community-wide trash and litter pick up will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25.

When Circling the News joined a homeless encampment cleanup in the bluffs along Pacific Coast Highway in August, it was appalling to see the amount of litter that had accumulated on the other side of the k-rail.

Unless that trash is picked up, it will enter the ocean, through a large storm drain that goes under PCH, about a quarter of a mile south of Temescal Canyon.

This drain goes directly from the bluff side of PCH under the road and into the ocean.

Resilient Palisades was contacted about sponsoring the event but told CTN they already had numerous projects underway. They will publicize it in their newsletter and members will participate.

A plea went out to the community and Robin Weitz, a former Woman’s Club president, agreed to organize the cleanup. Go to SignUp Genius:

Weitz told CTN in an email, “I hope to encourage all residents to participate! Note that the supplies will be provided by Los Angeles Sanitation, as well as the trash bag pickups.”

Aiding in the trash pickup will be YMCA and Village Green members and Pacific Palisades High School Ambassadors.  K’s Bakery owner Kim Kedeshian will provide mini muffins to the volunteers.

If there are other areas to tackle, in addition to both sides of Temescal Canyon Road, the Palisades High School fence, the area near Sunset and PCH, and gutters in the business district, please alert Weitz.

Every piece of litter that’s picked up, is one less piece of trash going directly into the ocean.

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One Response to Community Cleanup Set for September 25 to Prevent Trash from Entering the Ocean

  1. Jeff Ridgway says:

    Thanks Sue for this good information ! And Brava to Robin for organizing this event !
    I’m in – and will try to gather others for the clean-up. It takes a Village to keep our Palisades tidy and healthy. – Jeff Ridgway

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