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					    OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE ANNA G. ESHOO (CA -14)

For Immediate Release                                            Contact: Charles Stewart
September 14, 2012                                                        (202) 225-8104
http://eshoo.house.gov                                    charles.stewart@mail.house.gov


ESHOO STATEMENT ON CALIFORNIA COASTAL
            CLEANUP DAY
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) released the following
statement today in recognition of California Coastal Cleanup Day, observed on
September 15, 2012:

“California’s coast is one of the world’s most beautiful and productive natural resources,
and vigilant stewardship is required to preserve it for future generations. It’s especially
important to participate in California Coastal Cleanup Day this year as our shoreline has
begun to feel the effects of debris from the Japanese tsunami. Our goal should be to
conserve, protect, and enhance the ecological integrity and cultural legacy of our
magnificent coast.”

Rep. Eshoo is a strong advocate in Congress for measures to protect and conserve our
coastal and ocean resources. She has worked to enhance the working relationship
between the two marine sanctuaries of the 14th Congressional District (Gulf of the
Farallones and Monterey Bay) and their local partners and stakeholders. She has
supported the sanctuary work at Pillar Point Harbor, and worked with Rep. Sam Farr to
secure federal funding for a Sanctuary Visitors' Center in Santa Cruz.

About California Coastal Cleanup Day:

California Coastal Day Cleanup Day is an annual inland waterway and beach cleanup and
the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than
1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from beaches, lakes, and waterways. When
combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy,
and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of
the largest volunteer events in the world.

Learn more about California Coastal Cleanup Day and how you can participate here.

				
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