< UPDATED JULY 1, 2011

30-MINUTE BEACH CLEANUP | LOCAL OFFICIALS & MEDIA

   
   
 

 


BEACH BUDDIES:


THANKS for taking the time to visit our site. I hope that you will find some useful information about how you can get involved in helping to keep our beaches safe and clean. It's important that we be good stewards of our surf and sand so that we and our aquatic animal friends can enjoy our coast.

Justin Rudd!
30-Minute Beach Cleanup
Founder/organizer

g TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT
Please Support Beach Cleanups in Long Beach

RIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate?

WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you clean and safe beaches.

CHECKS to BEACH CLEANUP, Attn. Justin Rudd, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803.


THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.


C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Dog-themed Poetry contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 SoCal Spelling Bee Championship
4So Cal Adult Spelling Bee
4Sidewalk Chalk Art & Poet
ry Contest
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Easter Parade
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Grunion Run
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.

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I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community. - Justin Rudd!

 

USEFUL INFORMATION
Contact City Officials
< Let Your Voice Be Heard

CLICK HERE to e-mail all the officials listed below at the same time.

LONG BEACH DEPT. OF PARKS, RECREATION & MARINE:

George Chapjian; Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine 562/570-3170, George.Chapjian@longbeach.gov
Ramon Arevalo
Bureau Manager of Maintenance Operations
City of Long Beach
(562) 570-4879

Hurley Owens
Superintendent, Marine Operations
Parks, Recreation & Marine
6204 E. Second Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
Office: (562) 570-1583
Hurley.Owens@longbeach.gov

Ed White
Edwin.White@longbeach.gov

Lester Thompson
Beach Maintenance Supervisor
4320 Olympic Plaza
Long Beach, Ca.  90803
(562) 570-1595
Lester.Thompson@longbeach.gov

Meaghan O'Neill
City of Long Beach's Adopt-A-Beach Program, 562/570-1749
or Meaghan.O'Neill@longbeach.gov

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LONG BEACH DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS

Tom Leary; Stormwater Program Officer, Dept. of Public Works - Stormwater Management Division, 562/570-6023, Tom.Leary@longbeach.gov, www.lbstormwater.org  (for more info and referral sources)


LONG BEACH MAYOR
& CITY COUNCIL


Mayor Bob Foster, mayor@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6801

District 1 - Robert Garcia, district1@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6919

District 2 - Suja Lowenthal, district2@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6684

District 3 - Gary DeLong, district3@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6310

District 4 - Patrick O'Donnell, district4@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6918

District 5 - Gerri Shipske, district5@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6932

District 6 - Dee Andrews, district6@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6916

District 7 - James Johnson, district7@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6139

District 8 - Rae Gabelich , district8@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6685

District 9 - Steven Neal, district9@longbeach.gov, 562/570-6137

Local Newspapers
Media Contacts
< Write a Letter to the Editor

Long Beach Press-Telegram
604 Pine Ave., LB 90844
speakout@presstelegram.com
Fax letters to the editor: (562) 499-1277
Anonymous Speakout! line: (562) 499-1295
562/435-1161 phone


Grunion Gazette &
Downtown Gazette

5225 E. Second St. , LB 90803
Harry Saltzgaver, Editor
editor@gazettes.com
562/433-2000

Beachcomber

editor@longbeachcomber.com

Seal Beach Sun
216 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Editor, Dennis Kaiser
editor@sunnews.org
562/430-7555

The Signal
Signal Hill
Neena Strichart, Editor
newspaper@signaltribune.com
562/427-8678

Local Involvement Opportunities
Environmental Links
< Ways You Can Help Our Planet

30-Minute Beach Cleanup w/ Justin!
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Beach Water Quality: City of Long Beach
Friends of the Los Angeles River
Heal the Bay
Long Beach Dept. of Parks, Rec. & Marine
Long Beach Green Guide
Long Beach Greens
Long Beach Junior Chamber

Long Beach Organic
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Water Page
Los Angeles County's Environmental Resources
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (part of State Water Resources Control Board)
Los Cerritos Task Force

San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Sierra Club
Sink The Breakwater Taskforce
State Water Resources Control Board
Surfrider Foundation (Long Beach)



Volunteer This Month
< Groups and Individuals Needed

VOLUNTEERS of all ages have been combing the sands for debris for many months and there is still lots of trash to be removed. The debris fouls the sands and endangers aquatic wildlife," says Justin Rudd, grassroots founder/organizer of the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup. "We are looking for families, students, individuals and organizations to come out and support the effort to help make Long Beach's beaches clean and beautiful."

Messy Problem in Long Beach

LONG BEACH HAS a perpetual problem with debris on its beach. The Los Angeles River empties near downtown in a curving pattern so that junk washed downstream tends to collect inside the breakwater and drift back up on shore. At the south end of town is the San Gabriel River, which probably carries less trash but what trash there is also gets pushed back to shore by south swells slipping past the breakwater. After a storm, the beaches collect literally tons of debris. It takes bulldozers and dump trucks to pile it up and haul it away. The city is faithful at cleanup but patience is wearing thin, and officials have studied more than a few proposals to stem the flow of flotsam and jetsam from the messy metropolis upstream. --Los Angeles Times


 
  X BEACHCLEANUP.ORG
  30-Minute Beach Cleanup
- Home Page
- Driving directions
- Volunteer info
- Adopt-A-Beach
- Beach Trash
- Recycling
- Coastal Cleanup Day
-
Environmental links
- Contact city officials
- Contact the media


XHAUTE DOGS.ORG
 

Haute Dogs
- Home Page
Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
- An annual fall tradition to bless our pets

Rosie's Dog Beach!

- Daily, off-leash, unfenced, 3-acre beach in Long Beach
Operation Santa Paws
- Holiday toy & treat collection for sheltered and rescued pets
Haute Dog Adoptions

- Adopt a local shelter or rescue dog
Local Dog Laws
- Long Beach City Code for canines
Haute Links
- Local canine Web sites

Haute Dog History
- Pictorial & review of bow-wow events

Off-Leash Parks
- Parks and beaches in Southern California
FREE Dog e-newsletter
- Sent weekl
y; dog issues, education and events in So. Calif.
Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
- 500+ costumed dog parade that benefits local charities

Haute Dog of the Week
- See this week's featured canine; and submit your dog's pic today
Bulldog Beauty Contest
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More than 300 English Bulldogs compete

Lost Dog? Found Dog?
- Find out what to do next




 

  X ADULT SPELLING BEE
  - A traditional bee, but the contestants are adults!

  X SPELLINGBEES.COM
  $1,000 Southern California Spelling Bee Championship
- The best elementary school spellers in SoCal compete for big C-A-S-H

  X BIKE PARADE.COM
  The Great American 4th of July Kids' Bike Parade
- Patriotic kids dress up their bikes and parade on the beach bike path.

  XKIDS' COSTUME CONTEST
  $100 Kids' Halloween Costume Contest
- Searching for the best costumes in Southern California.

  X OPERATION EASTER
  Operation Easter Basket
- Springtime baskets filled with school supplies, hygiene items, art supplies, socks, underwear, toys and candy. More than 1,500 baskets are collected and distributed annually to underserved kids.

  X SIDEWALK CHALK
  Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art & Poetry Contest
- High schoolers, college students and adults will use chalk as their medium and 2nd Street sidewalks as their canvas.

  X TURKEY TROT
  - More than 5,000 runners and walkers take part in a 5K/10K scenic beach bike path fundraiser on Thanksgiving Day in Long Beach

  XABOUT JUSTIN!
 

Who is this guy?!
- Justin Rudd!
, Haute Dogs founder & organizer

Justin Rudd's Bulldogs
- See Rosie & Riley photos, paintings, poems and journal entries

Contact
Justin@JustinRudd.com

COOL Random facts about Justin Rudd!

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  X ...AND FINALLY
 

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wildflower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. ''

- William Blake


 

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