Help clean up our coast

Saturday is Coastal Clean-up Day, the 14th annual, if anyone's counting. Heal the Bay and the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors are taking the lead in our neck of the woods and all involved are hoping you'll get involved.

Forty tons (TONS) of miscellaneous crud gets removed from our struggling shores and rivers, streets, parks and watersheds. (Last year, a submerged wedding gown at the Santa Monica Pier, and animal parts and Santeria artifacts at Ken Malloy Park.)

Sites in special need this year include the Dominguez Channel, L.A. River at Elysian Park and Taylor Yard, and Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park. Google map here. Pix of last year's action here.

Can't make it on Saturday? No problem -- more opportunities here.

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