Under rainy skies, 50 certified scuba divers volunteered their time on Saturday, April 25, to clean the ocean bottom beneath Harford Pier at Avila Beach. In total, about 900 pounds of trash was removed. An estimated 900 pounds of trash were pulled out of the water amidst unusually rainy conditions, and organizers said it was actually less than last year’s cleanup, likely due to more frequent cleanup dives.
Divers recovered 12 tires, six sledgehammers, lots a fishing gear and even an iPhone. The debris pulled out Saturday is now at the local harbor department where it will be analyzed and disposed of properly. For more information on their cleanup effort, visit KSBY-TV by clicking here.