The first of three tsunami debris cleanups this year at Montaña de Oro State Park is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cleanup volunteers should meet in the sand spit parking lot and bring gardening gloves and a reusable bag or bucket. The other cleanups are scheduled for April 25 and July 25.
The goal of the cleanup is to collect debris that washed into the ocean in the wake of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The Japanese government estimated that 1.5 million tons of trash was buoyant enough to wash away from the coast of Japan and be carried away by Pacific Ocean currents. Debris from the tsunami has been found all along the West Coast.