California COASTWEEKS! Sept 21 to Oct 12, 2013

Annie Frankel, California Coastal Commission
Your event can be part of California COASTWEEKS!
Each fall, people all over the country participate in COASTWEEKS, a celebration of our coastal and water resources. This year COASTWEEKS takes place from September 21 to October 12, kicked off by the 29th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. The California Coastal Commission will feature and publicize a calendar of events in a special section of our website. Special events created for COASTWEEKS as well as prescheduled coast- and water-related events are eligible. Your school, troop, church, club, or organization is invited to organize an event for COASTWEEKS. We encourage events from throughout the state, not just along the coast. This celebration is a great way to expand your outreach and to participate in a nation-wide effort to encourage appreciation and preservation of our coast and inland waterways. Last year, 324 California events were featured in the calendar.

Some ideas for COASTWEEKS events include:
Environmental fairs and festivals
Native plant restoration projects
Bird-watching outings
Nature hikes
Sand castle building contests
Speakers or slide shows
Kayaking trips
Docent-led tide pooling
Storm drain stenciling
Teacher trainings
Watershed planning workshops or public meetings
Anything else related to the coast, inland waterways, or water resources!
(Coastal Cleanup Day cleanup events will be publicized on their own page,, so please contact your Coastal Cleanup Day county coordinator about cleanups. Please do not submit them to COASTWEEKS.)
More information can be found on our website. If you’d like to publicize your coast- or water-related event(s) during COASTWEEKS, please submit the details at, or refer me to event information on your website by sending me an email. Submit your event by August 27 to be included in the calendar when it goes online August 30. (The calendar will be updated with later submissions on an ongoing basis, as time allows.) Please forward this invitation to others in California working for our coast and waterways. If you have any questions or would like details mailed or faxed to you, please contact me. Thank you for your good work!

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