Albany Beach Cleanup and Free Sand Globe Workshop
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1pm - 3pm (arrive anytime ).
Free, public, all-ages event
Albany Beach, Albany, CA ( map )
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Join us for the first Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group (ALDOG) beach cleanup of 2020, and a free public sand globe workshop on Albany Beach.
Our past events at Albany Beach have removed up to 450 lbs of trash and 80 lbs of recyclables, and people of all ages learned to make sand globes then had a great time making beach sculptures and creating globe-tossing games and dances.
I invented my technique for making sand globes in 2000, and have taught over a thousand people how to make them. In five minutes I can teach the basic technique; it usually takes beginners about ten minutes to make a grapefruit-sized globe. The process of making them feels great, and combining beach cleanup with globe-making evokes a wonderful feeling of environmental and social connection.
At this event, I'll teach everyone in sight to make sand globes (and encourage them to teach others!) Then, as in all my collaborative art-with-nature events, we'll create a spontaneously evolving art installation on the beach. Some of us will make moving creations with people and globes. Non-globe creativity involving sand and people is also encouraged of course!
For more information about sand globes, see Sand Globes Worldwide.
For the beach cleanup, bring your own buckets and gloves or use ours. Sieves are very handy for screening the tiny, nasty stuff.
Bike racks available.
This beach generally has off-leash dogs.
The cleanup and the sand globe making activities are both wheelchair accessible, and accessible restrooms are on site. Thanks to AccessRec for providing access mats for improved beach access to the tabletop sand globe making station. Cleanup activities include paved pathways, and reachers will be available to make cleanup easier from a standing or seated position.
Arrive anytime and join in.
The cleanup is sponsored by Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group in collaboration with East Bay Regional Park District, the Albany Beach kiteboarding community, Love the Bulb, Samavesha Community Program, Wholly H20, and environmental artist Zach Pine.
ALDOG is a California Coastal Commission Adopter of Albany Beach and a project of PIDO, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.