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Friday, April 17, 2009

Student Buses Still Needed for 2009 Kids Ocean Day

2009 Kids Ocean Day: Malibu Foundation Calls for Student Buses

Malibu Foundations's 2009 Kids Ocean Day Beach Cleanup Event lost bus funding from the Santa Monica Conservancy, when their order of 72 buses was canceled last Thursday. The buses play an integral part to the event, as approximately 5,000 elementary students from LA City and County schools travel to Dockweiler Beach to participate. The LA Stormwater Program also coordinates this event alongside the Malibu Foundation and called the City to action to keep this event alive.

Last week, Malibu Foundation Director Michael Klubock called upon City Council offices, LAUSD, First Student and Atlantic Express bus companies for donations and reduced fares.

On Thursday the Keep Los Angeles Beautiful (KLAB) committee agreed to donate $7,000 to fund 20 buses. That equals to about 1,200 kids! A great start to the team effort, but additional help is needed to continue the legacy of this great event

For more information on the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education and the 2009 Kids Ocean Day, please visit http://www.malibufoundation.org/

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