Fabulous news! Ten of our Beach Clean Up Stations are getting makeovers. These lucky San Francisco Bay Area Stations will be outfitted with brand new, long-lasting, eco-friendly signage.
We’ve designed the new signs, and the makeovers have begun—but we need your help!
Quality comes at a price. Each Station’s custom signage costs approximately $500, which means we need to raise $5,000.
Our old signs, such as this year old one for Stinson Beach, do not last long under the Bay Area’s heavy doses of wind, rain and salt. Please help us replace them!
So what’s so great about our new signs? Well, they’re made entirely in the United States, using eco-friendly material. They also feature newly designed art and symbols, making them even more accessible and welcoming to non-English speaking beachgoers. The new signs also include instructions for beachgoers to report how much trash they pick up which helps us track valuable data.
While our old signs only lasted about six to 12 months, our new signs will last an astounding 10 years—guaranteed. Made of high-pressure laminate, our new signs are guaranteed to never delaminate, separate, crack or peel. They repel water and resist UV rays as well as scratching, cigarette burns and graffiti. They are also easily cleaned. The longer life span of our new signs will not only eliminate frequent replacement, it will also allow us to reach more beachgoers, keeping our Ocean and her beaches even cleaner.
Our new signs are made by Fossil Industries Inc., which supplies signs to museums, cities and the National Park Service. That’s how great they are!
Earth Day 2016
We are happy to announce that we will be installing our first San Francisco Beach Clean Up Station on Saturday, April 23rd at 12pm. This Station, at Heron’s Head Park, represents a partnership between AOO and the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park. Please join us for an Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration!
If you are on the other side of the Golden Gate, please join AOO at Slide Ranch for their Spring Fling event on Saturday, April 23rd. AOO with be at a table where we will feature our Beach Clean Up Station and engage the community from 10am – 4pm. We hope to see you there!
School Clean Up/TLC Stations
At the request of parents and schools, AOO is now working with elementary schools to set up School Clean Up Stations (SCUS). SCUS are schoolyard Stations designed to help children keep their schools clean and learn to care for their environment. Four elementary schools in the Dixie School District of San Rafael, CA. are installing SCUS as part of their Community Heroes school program. Parents and children recently gathered for a Day of Giving to make the boxes, signage and artwork for the Stations. Please contact AOO if you would like us to come to your school and do a presentation!
A San Rafael elementary school student and his dad build a School Clean Up Station during Dixie School District’s Day of Giving.
Learn more about elementary school Community Hero Sawyer Miller of Lake Okoboji, Iowa, who set up lake clean up stations when he was in third grade. Watch his video here!
Mermaid Festival, Save the Date!
An Ocean of gratitude,
Hallie Austen Iglehart
Lauren Winters Weiner,
and the All One Ocean Team