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Volunteer beach cleanup Saturday in Playa del Rey

March 17, 2011 | 11:35 am

A beachfront location that the locals call Toes Beach.

The March Nothin' But Sand beach cleanup will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at Toes Beach in Playa del Rey.

Hosted by Heal the Bay, the cleanups are held on the third Saturday of each month at different beaches and are an opportunity to help keep local shores tidy.

Volunteers should plan to meet at the Heal the Bay tent that will be onsite. 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).

If it is raining steadily at the start time, the cleanup will be canceled. However, if the rain has stopped or it is just raining lightly, the cleanup will continue as scheduled.

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

Liability waivers can be printed in advance 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

Photo: A beachfront location that the locals call Toes Beach. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times