Educational campaign reminds residents that
“ocean pollution begins at home.”

Here is a message from Los Angeles County Beaches & Harbors!

Can the Trash! teaches kids how trash from all over Los Angeles County—no matter where they live—can travel through the watershed and end up on beaches like Dockweiler, Venice and Zuma and in the ocean.

Third- through fifth-grade students are also invited to enter the poster contest by submitting artwork containing environmental messages about keeping the beaches and ocean clean. Five winners from each grade will have their artwork wrapped around beach trash barrels on some of Southern California’s most popular beaches. While entries are accepted year-round, the deadline to enter the contest for summer 2022 is Jan. 9, 2022.

The educational campaign includes the animated “Clean and Blue” music video, as well as the “Ocean Heroes” activity guide, developed in partnership with Heal the Bay and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The video and other materials are available online at These materials will also be available outside the Dockweiler Youth Center, located at 12505 Vista Del Mar in Playa Del Rey, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon as part of Coastal Cleanup Day.

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To view the latest winning artwork, CLICK HERE.





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