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Volunteer beach cleanup Saturday at Venice Beach

October 14, 2010 | 12:10 pm

A skateboard-riding saxophone player serenades the sky and sand along Venice Beach on a late afternoon.

The October Nothin' But Sand beach cleanup will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Venice Beach.

Hosted by Heal the Bay, the cleanups are held on the third Saturday of each month at different beaches and are an opportunity to lend a hand at helping keep our shores tidy.

Parking should be reduced to $1 per vehicle (space is limited) for beach cleanup participants. Volunteers should plan to meet at lifeguard tower Buccaneer, 3100 Ocean Front Walk, at the south side of Venice Pier.

All cleaning supplies will be provided, so volunteers are welcome to just show up (those younger than 12 need to be accompanied by a parent).

Attendees should plan on bringing their own drinking water as well as a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. More information on what to wear and bring is available on the Heal the Bay website.

Liability waiver forms will be available on-site and must be signed before pitching in. Participants 17 and younger must have a parent or guardian sign their form.

Groups of 10 or more are asked to e-mail Eveline Bravo or call (800) 432-5229, Ext. 148, to let organizers know they plan to join in.

-- Kelly Burgess
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Photo: A skateboard-riding saxophone player serenades the sky and sand along Venice Beach on a late afternoon. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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