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Bartlett Park Gets Spruced-up during Coastal Clean-up Day

by: Jerry Person
Posted: September 20, 2021


Sign points the way to the park's clean-up booth


HUNTINGTON BEACH...Last Saturday, September 18th., volunteers turned out to help beautify Orange County's coastal areas during International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Over 30 locations along the county's coastal beaches were cleaned of litter including locations in Huntington Beach.

One of these locations was Bartlett Park, home to the historic Newland House Museum and Newland Shopping Center.

Members of the City's hard working Public Works Department along with a O.C. County member (L)


Members of the city's Public Works crew arrived a half hour to the location only to find a group of about 20 members of the local LDS church there ready to help with the cleanup of the natural park-site.


Throughout the morning members of the public came to help remove trash left by others. By mid-morning volunteers had filled a bid and trash bags of litter.

"Someone had buried half of an old tire that we had to dig out," said one of the city's Public Works members.

Local resident and a park cleanup volunteer Don Anderson


One of those volunteers was local resident Don Anderson, who lives nearby and signed-up to help clean up one of his community parks.

View of the top of part of Bartlett Park cleaned of litter and beautiful again


By Noon when the inner coastal cleanup was completed, Bartlett Park was cleared of litter for hikers to wander the trail again. Volunteers also cleared the litter left by homeless in an area known locally as "Hidden Valley."

Entrance to "Hidden Valley" also cleared of litter


"There wasn't as much litter this year in the park as there had been in past years," said another Public Works crew member.

The Coastal Clean-up event was organized by the nonprofit group Orange County Coastkeepers. Its mission is to protect the region’s water resources so they are swimmable, drinkable and fishable for present and future generations.

Coastkeepers work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation.


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