We helped save Tunitas Creek Beach! We invested time and energy, working with TLC Locals, to remove piles of garbage weighing over 7,000 pounds over two summers. (These were not really beach “cleanups”, as we know that, with microplastics lurking and tides bringing debris in daily, we could never remove all the trash.) The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors was alerted to the dangerous conditions at Tunitas, as the beach has no facilities for garbage nor bathrooms. Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) acquired 58 acres on the southern end of Tunitas Creek Beach to protect this beautiful stretch of coastline.
Now, working with POST, San Mateo County is managing the property, which will become a new San Mateo County park.
Heir Cambria, who is plastic pollution focused, is now a youth advisor on the Tunitas Community Advisory Committee participating in the decision making regarding this amazing part of California’s coastline. Cambria shared: “As part of the Tunitas Community Advisory Council, I am able to bring a youth perspective to planning the future of Tunitas Creek Beach. We all need to be educated and involved to create a healthy future on our planet. I want everyone to feel empowered to become stewards to protect this amazing beach.”