Consider the magnitude of this statement by explorer Jacques Cousteau: “The very survival of the human species depends upon the maintenance of an ocean clean and alive, spreading all around the world. The ocean is our planet’s life belt.”

Here at Uptown Fullerton Apartments, we take our beaches seriously and want to do our part to keep them healthy and beautiful! Each summer, our AMC family and friends join together for a beach and park cleanup in Fullerton or surrounding cities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, things will look a little different this year.

On July 25, we’re asking everyone to head down to their favorite beach or park and conduct their own beach cleanup with their immediate household. If we all do our part, collectively, we’ll make a big impact on the health of our world. Plus, being outdoors with those closest to us will make for a fun and memorable day!

Additional Benefits of Keeping our Beaches Clean

Whether you clean up nearby Ted Craig Regional or Mountain View Parks or take a trip to Seal or Sunset Beaches, you’re making the world a healthier and more beautiful place. As an added bonus, it makes for a pretty great workout—both physically and emotionally.

“There is satisfaction to say, ‘I removed ten pounds of trash from my beach,’” says Kara Lavender Law, a research oceanography professor. “Even if it’s only ten pounds, that’s ten pounds that isn’t going to go into the open ocean.”

Beyond protecting wildlife, “clean beaches provide economic benefit to local communities in the form of tourism dollars,” says Laura Parker at National Geographic. “In southern California, researchers calculated that in Orange County alone that potential could translate into $46 million in just one summer.”

What You’ll Need on July 25

Now that you’ve saved the date, it’s time to gather supplies for the beach and park cleanup in Fullerton!

  • Trash bags
  • Paper lawn and refuse bags for yard waste
  • Gloves
  • Brooms, dustpans, and buckets for cigarette butts and glass
  • First aid kit

Don’t forget to stay hydrated by bringing along your reusable water bottle! Also, a few protein-packed snacks can help fuel your energy for the day!

Play it Safe

WIth COVID-19 considerations, you may wish to limit your group to those within your immediate household. If you do decide to invite other friends and family members to your cleanup, keep this advice from the CDC in mind: “When guests arrive, minimize gestures that promote close contact. For example, don’t shake hands, do elbow bumps, or give hugs. Instead wave and verbally greet them.” In keeping with California’s mask mandate, wear your mask when social distancing of six feet is not possible.

Cleaning up beaches and parks really makes a difference and is a fun and memorable summer activity. So join us for our beach and park cleanup in Fullerton on July 25 or anytime during the month of July! Tag Uptown Fullerton Apartments in your photos and use the hashtags #AMCcleanup and #livehappy. We can’t wait to see the difference you make to our beaches and parks in this beautiful state!