There is nothing quite like a beautiful day on the beach. And we want to help keep it that way! Each summer, members of AMC and their families join together to pick up trash and help keep our local beaches clean. We want you to join us with our own cleanup on July 25.

We can’t gather physically due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we can individually make small efforts that lead to big results for our beautiful beaches and parks. Here’s how clean beaches benefit individuals and the community and how you can do your part.

A clean beach is great for your health.

The sun, surf, and sand are all good for the soul. Science has found that it’s good for your body, too. One study found that “individuals reported significantly better health when they lived nearer the coast.” And the effects were present for both general and mental health.

A clean beach is great for the economy.

Experts estimate that over 129 million beach visits occur every year. So, in addition to protecting wildlife, “clean beaches provide economic benefit to local communities in the form of tourism dollars,” says Laura Parker at National Geographic. “In southern California, researchers calculated that in Orange County alone that potential could translate into $46 million in just one summer.”

How can we help?

Cleaning up beaches and parks really makes a difference and is a fun and memorable summer activity. So join us for our beach and park cleanup effort on July 25 or anytime during the month of July!

With COVID-19 guidelines still in place, your cleanup crew might be small this year, with just your roommates or immediate family members lending a hand. If you’re inviting friends or extended family to join you in your cleanup, consider this CDC advice: “When guests arrive, minimize gestures that promote close contact. For example, don’t shake hands, do elbow bumps, or give hugs. Instead wave and verbally greet them.” And in keeping with California’s mask mandate, wear your mask “when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.”

With benefits for you and your community, you should be running, not walking, to the beach to lend your help. While you are making our beaches beautiful again, be sure to tag Le Med Apartments in your photos and use the hashtags #AMCcleanup and #livehappy. We can’t wait to see the difference you are making!