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Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.)

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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

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, 3040 E. First Street, 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
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade

4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
National Kids Spelling Bee
$1,000 Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest

4Say, "Cheese" Long Beach 24-hr. digital photo contest

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!


Adopt-A-Beach Program
< Groups and Individuals Needed

YOUR GROUP, business, club or community organization can take action against the growing problem of debris on our beaches here in Long Beach by adopting a 1/4 mile of coastline, or more, and removing the litter at least four times per year. Contact the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine for more info about Adopt-A-Beach.

Adopt A Beach application

Kaitlin Soto
Adopt A Beach Coordinator
7550 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90815

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87 Upstream Communities

It takes hundreds of caring folks combing the sands each month to rid Long Beach's coastline, however temporarily, of the street run-off, debris and trash from 87 upstream communities. - Justin Rudd, beach cleanup voolunteer

Fact About Cigarette Butts
When it rains, the water carries cigarette butts and trash via storm drain systems and waterways right out to the ocean, where currents wash it up onto the beach.

Dangers of Cigarette Butts
In addition to polluting streets and beaches, plastic pieces, such as cigarette butts (cigarette butts are made of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic) can pose a health hazard to animals. Marine animals can mistake butts as food. If plastic blocks their digestive track, animals may become ill or even starve. Animals can also become entangled in trash, which restricts their ability to eat, breath and swim, often with fatal results.

Free Beach Cleanup
Reminders by e-Mail

about upcoming beach cleanups in the Greater Long Beach area. Justin Rudd will send you a reminder just before each monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup. CLICK HERE to subscribe. More than 5,770 subscribers!




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