The Capitola-Aptos Rotary club sponsored a summer beach clean up on Rio Del Mar Beach on August 7, 2021. There was a great turn out with over 25 adults, 3 kids and numerous dogs that scoured the beach collecting in excess of 30 pounds of garbage and a huge bag of recyclable bottles and cans. Ken Gorman won the prize for most recyclables bringing in what must have been a very good beach party worth of beer cans and bottles and Nelson Crandall found the most unusual item- a miniature jaw bone with very sharp teeth, we are still waiting on forensics on this!! We had numerous active members of the club and also members that we haven’t seen in a while like Claire and Rich McAdams as well as several guests that all enjoyed a morning out on the beach in the fresh Seacliff air! The event was made complete after the beach clean-up with some fun refreshments provided by Michele Bassi and freshly picked apples along with plenty of good friendship.

The next beach clean-up will be our spring clean-up in April 2022, so keep an eye out for the date and come join the fun while giving back and helping to preserve our local beaches.