Since 1991, the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education in conjunction with LA Sanitation (LASAN) coordinates the annual "Kids Ocean Day Adopt-a-Beach Clean-Up" in Los Angeles. Every year, thousands of Los Angeles school children, parents, teachers and volunteers come together at Dockweiler State Beach for a massive clean-up and aerial art formation, and to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of ocean litter and pollution.
The beach clean-up and aerial art formation are the culmination of a year-long school education program that teaches kids the power of everyday actions to protect and preserve our oceans and natural world. The program emphasizes that clean beaches and oceans start with clean neighborhoods, and reinforces the environmental ethic that is at the heart of LASAN's school outreach programs. Through this program kids see the ocean and make the connection with their lives and their neighborhoods in a tangible and compelling way, and make the connection between the ocean and the harm of litter.