Environmental Stewardship Through Carlsbad Beach Fest
Like many California coastal communities, Carlsbad faces the ongoing challenge of maintaining the health and beauty of its ocean and beaches in an era of limited resources.
Carlsbad Beach Fest® helps fill that need by teaching the public how to participate as long-term stewards of their coastal environment. It also brings together public and private sectors to make needed improvements and help resolve environmental changes that threaten sustainability.
State and city representatives recognize Beach Fest as a legacy celebration, one that will continue to cultivate support and inspire the community to collaborate and take personal responsibility to help with conservation efforts.
CBF Stewardship Events
Beach Cleanup: Give back to the beach! Participate in one (or more) of three beach cleanup shifts—8am to 10am, 10am to 12pm, and 12pm to 2 pm. Surfrider Foundation, San Diego CoastKeeper and I Love A Clean San Diego are the premiere partners in staging the cleanup activities. Check in at Beach Fest Central at the end of the Ocean Street parking lot where you will be directed to the beach cleanup on the sand below.
Environmental Education: In partnership with CA State Parks, the City of Carlsbad and corporate sponsors, the Carlsbad Beach Fest offers interactive educational and interactive booths that teach about the coastal environment and encourage stewardship and personal responsibility. More than 20 organizations will provide fun hands-on activities and information for both children and adults.
Those providing booths include: Legoland’s Sea Life Aquarium, Surfrider Foundation, I Love A Clean San Diego, San Diego Coast Keeper, City of Carlsbad, Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Sea Life Aquarium, Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center, Carlsbad Water Conservation, The Classical Academy and San Marcos Veterans Center among others.