On July 25, we’re organizing a massive cleanup event that will take place throughout all of California. While we cannot gather en masse due to COVID-19 restrictions throughout the state, we can make small efforts here and there that will no doubt lead to huge results for our beautiful parks and beaches.

We invite you to participate! If you’re interested, here’s what you need to know about how to plan, how to stay safe, and what benefits to expect.

How to Plan

Once you’ve circled July 25 on your calendar or picked the day that works best for you, it’s time to gather supplies for your cleanup. On top of a reusable water bottle and energy snacks, add these supplies to your list:

  • Garbage bags
  • Dustpans
  • Gloves
  • Brooms
  • Buckets for cigarette butts
  • First-aid supplies
  • Tools to pick up glass

How to Stay Safe

When getting together to clean beaches and parks, the CDC advises us to “minimize gestures that promote close contact. For example, don’t shake hands, do elbow bumps, or give hugs. Instead wave and verbally greet them.”

Also, make sure to bring your masks to keep in line with California’s mask mandate, and stay at least six feet apart from people who are not members of your same residence or household.

How It Benefits You

Cleaning up parks and beaches is very rewarding, helps wildlife, and helps grow the economy. Whether you head on over to Bellis Park or San Marino Park or take a trip to nearby Huntington Beach, you’re making the world a better, more beautiful place to live.

Cleaning up beaches and parks can really make a world of difference to the people who live and play in your area. It’s a great way to create a memorable summer activity as well. So come along and make an effort to be there with us on July 25 (or anytime during the month of July) Tag @CantabriaApartmentHomes in your photos and use the hashtags #AMCcleanup and #livehappy. We can’t wait to see the before and after photos!