By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tens of thousands of volunteers are expected to take part in Heal the Bay’s California Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, removing trash from local beaches and neighborhoods.

Heal the Bay will host events at 9 a.m. Saturday at Santa Monica Beach, north of the Santa Monica Pier, along with dozens of clean-up locations countywide.

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“From wildfires to waste, clean water is so important for us to sustain in L.A., to protect the places and people we love, and to fight against the increasingly severe impacts of climate change,” according to a statement from Heal the Bay.

In 2020, Heal the Bay volunteers removed more than 40,000 pieces of trash from neighborhoods, parks, trails and beaches.

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Volunteers can register at healthebay.org/coastalcleanupmonth.

All participants are asked to wear a mask, use gloves and stay home if not in good health. Available spots will be limited at each clean-up site due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

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