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Sharks Fans Help Keep Cowell Beach Clean

Fans Collected Over 50 Pounds of Trash and Recyclables in Just Two Hours

Monday, 07.02.2012 / 12:23 PM / News
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Sharks Fans Help Keep Cowell Beach Clean


On Wednesday, July 27, a group of dedicated Sharks fans joined mascot S.J. Sharkie and Sharks front office staff to clean up Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz.

The partnership between the San Jose Sharks and Save Our Shores, a marine conservation non-profit organization based out of Santa Cruz, was made possible through the organization's Adopt-A-Beach program. As a result, for the past three years the Sharks have helped popular Cowell Beach maintain its beauty for future visitors by collecting the debris left behind by beach goers.

After a brief presentation from Save Our Shores staff, who highlighted the extensive damage the trash causes to the water quality and local marine life, Sharks fans set out to scour the beach for litter. Just two hours later, they had collected over 40 pounds of trash and 10 lbs of recyclable materials. The items volunteers found on the beach included hundreds of pieces of plastic and paper, bandages, over 800 cigarette butts and even a used syringe.

Click here to see more photos from the event.

This was just the first of 3 beach cleanups the Sharks are planning to hold at Cowell Beach this summer. The next beach cleanup will be on July 31, 2012. Because of limited resources, this event is open to the first 100 Sharks fans who sign up. Each registered participant will be entered into a raffle to win Sharks memorabilia.

MORE ABOUT SAVE OUR SHORES
Save Our Shores is the Central Coast leader in caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action. Want to get involved? Save Our Shores will be hosting the July 5th Star Spangled Banner Cleanup on Thursday, July 5 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM at Cowell/Main Beach, Moran Lake Beach, Seabright Beach, Twin Lakes Beach and Seacliff and Rio Del Mar Beaches. There will be a check-in table at each of these locations where volunteers can drop-in and gather cleanup supplies. For questions please contact Andrew at andrew@saveourshores.org or visit www.saveourshores.org.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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