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This is What 3,500 Cute Kids Cleaning Up Dockweiler State Beach Looks Like

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Dockweiler State Beach usually gets high scores on those Heal the Bay clean-beach report cards, and doing their part to help keep it tidy this year are the thousands of kids who were bused to the beach to pick up trash. Almost 3,500 children from 30 schools across the LA area participated in the 22nd annual Kids Ocean Day, according to a release for the event. It's hoped that by getting these proto-adults to touch soggy cigarette butts and plastic wrappers, they'll learn a lasting, first-hand lesson about how important it is to take care of the ocean. Also, after the tough cleaning is done, the kids mobilize to create a huge, human art piece visible only from the sky; this year's design was an elaborate fish motif designed by a fifth-grader, says the Daily News. Work hard, play hard, children.

· Kids Ocean Day draws thousands of LAUSD students for coastal cleanup [LADN]
· Los Angeles's 3 Dirtiest and 8 Cleanest Beaches of the Year [Curbed LA]