Coastal Cleanup Day is an international event with more than 60 countries around the world participating, making it one of the largest volunteer efforts on the planet.
Last year, over 67,000 volunteers from California removed 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste.
On Saturday, thousands of Californians will again head down to their local beaches and inland waterways for the 28th Coastal Cleanup Day, on a mission to clear the sand and water of harmful and unsightly pollution.
Palos Verdes residents have several cleanup sites nearby. The city of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Serenos docents and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy are sponsoring a cleanup from 9 a.m. until noon at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, located at 5907 Palos Verdes Drive S. The parking lot will open at 8:30 a.m., and parking is free for beach cleanup volunteers.
In an email to residents, the city recommended volunteers wear sturdy shoes and bring sunscreen, gloves and a hat. Plastic bags will be provided.
Other locations on the Palos Verdes Peninsula include Malaga Cove (387 Paseo del Mar) and RAT Beach (Paseo del Mar at Via Arroyo and Via Almar).
Map courtesy of Heal the Bay. Editor Nicole Mooradian contributed to this report.