SeaWorld and San Diego Coastkeeper are teaming up to keep Mission Bay beautiful with the 2nd annual Mission Possible: Clean the Bay Day on Saturday, October 26. Participants can bring their boat, kayak, or paddleboard to join the on-water effort, either on their own or as a team. Those who cannot participate on the water can join the shoreline cleanup. Organizers will award prizes, including yearlong passes to SeaWorld, beluga interactions, penguin tours, and more. The cleanup will take place on Mission Bay from 8-11am. Food from Rubio’s, prizes, and fun will complement the cleanup throughout the morning at Rose Marie Starns South Shores Park.
Last year’s inaugural event saw 150 volunteers clear about 450 pounds of trash in one day, including items like a DVD, an engine pump, firework debris, a can of foam cleaner and a street sign. Because of the type and amount of trash recovered at the initial event, SeaWorld added additional days of water and beach sweeps to its already extensive post-firework cleanup program in the bay. (www.sdcoastkeeper.org)