RED DAY – MAY 10th, 2012
SALT CREEK BEACH CLEAN UP
9:00 a.m. All volunteers gather at Broker Preview wearing their red
T-shirt. Address —-Ball Park Pizza 30120 Town Center, Laguna Niguel
12:00 First Shift of volunteers begins clean up.
2:30 p.m. First Shift ends/optional participation in Sand Castle Building Contest.
2:30 p.m. Second Shift of volunteers begins clean up.
5:00 p.m. Second Shift ends.
5:00 p.m. Beach Barbecue at Bluff Park ——hot dogs, BBQ beans, potato salad,
Prizes will be awarded for the best sand castles—-organize your teams.
TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS:
Salt Creek Beach is 8.5 mi. from our KW office
From Keller Williams-MV—From Pureta Real—–Turn right on onto Crown Valley
Parkway for 6.8 miles. . Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway for 1.0 mi; Turn right on
Ritz Carlton Drive. Look for directions signs to Red Day. Park and walk down a long
driveway toward the beach and Bluff Park.
Parking: Will be free to volunteers. Volunteer permit is required, those can be picked up from Brenda Whiteside.
INFORMATION ABOUT SALT CREEK BEACH
Just south of Ritz Carlton Dr, a pedestrian gate, open 24 hours, leads through the
Ritz Carlton Hotel grounds to a paved path along the bluff above Salt Creek Beach.
The path, which skirts the southern perimeter of the grounds, has numerous
benches andoverlooks, providing views of gray whale migration routes, Catalina
Island, and the coastline. Bluff Park has picnic tables, barbeques, restrooms, and a snack bar.
The ranger who oversees Salt Creek is so excited to have us organize a beach cleanup.
Following the Easter Vacation—-there were hundreds of visitors to the beach.
This is a lot of debris that has gathered and needs picking up. There are 7.5 miles of beach waiting for us.
Restrooms –Restrooms are in the parking lot for the beach as well as adjacent to Bluff Park.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Brenda Whitesides, 949-677-5779
Emergency 911 (They dispatch life guards if you have someone in trouble)
INSTRUCTIONS TO ORDER RED DAY T-SHIRTS—today
Go to House of Magnets website: http://www.houseofmagnets.com
Click the Red Day tab, Click on T-Shirts to choose your size and style.
Add to Cart, Check Out, Fill in your billing and credit card info and continue.
Earth Day: Sunday, April 22, 2012. Keller Williams MV is doing their part to save the community.
Volunteer Forms: OC Parks Department has requested that each volunteer feel out
one of their volunteer forms and turn them in to their office. Please take a minute
and do this—watch for email or on the day of the event.
Meet with Red Day Organizers at Bluff Park (staging area):
Pick up a red tote bag that will contain:
Plastic garbage bag, gloves, hand sanitizer, bottle of water, direction sheet, emergency phone numbers.
Snacks and water will be available for volunteers during the entire project at Bluff Park.
What to Pick UP and What to Leave:
Please leave: beach towels, coolers, flip flops, boogie boards and umbrellas. We
know you are a dedicated group—personal belongings are not part of this clean up.
Please pick up: Plastic bags, bottles, caps, lids, cups 6 pack holders, glass,
styrrofoam, metal rubber, wood, cloth, cigarette butts. Please be extremely careful with anything sharp or broken glass.
Dangerous items: If you come across a dead animal (bird, sea lion) or something l
like hypodermic needles—note on your card the location and turn this in so the rangers can be notified
What to do with Trash? Secure the bag and place it on the asphalt trail that runs
along the entire length of the beach. Place the trash bag next to the trash can whenever possible.
Where do we Need to Focus the Cleanup? There is ice plant along both sides of
the asphalt trail. This is a collection point for cans, bottles, plastic etc. Please scour
through the ice plant and pull out any debris.
Beach Area: —-All along the beach area there is sea weed, debris and wood that
has washed ashore. This needs to be cleaned up. The sea weed is usually full of
plastic caps, spoons. etc. There is sea weed near where the waves wash in located
below ashelf of sand. This needs to stay as it supports birds, wild life and small sea creatures.
Red Day Checklist:
Long pants, —bring shorts to change into
Red Day t-shirt
Closed toe shoes (tennis shoes) this is the recommendation of the Park Service.
Jacket or Sweatshirt
Hat (you can order a red KW visor when you order your shirt)
Leather work gloves if you have them.
Pencil or Pen
Children, Family, Friends, Clients, and Neighbors are Welcome: Children must be
supervised at all times.
Dogs and Alcohol—- Dogs are allowed at Bluff Park but not on the beach. This is a
state park and alcohol is not allowed.
Thank you for your efforts to make Keller Williams a huge success.
Your participation is greatly appreciated.