Southern California’s favorite reggae/hip-hop band, Dirty Heads, will join Orange County Coastkeeper to remove trash from the sand at the band’s hometown of Huntington Beach on Earth Day, April 22. Fans and beach lovers are invited to join the band members at 10 a.m. at Huntington State Beach Tower 2 to protect our shared environment. Attendance is free and supplies will be provided. To fuel the fans and volunteers at the event, KIND will be passing out their healthy snack bars and Wahoo’s Fish Taco will be on-site providing their famed tacos, chips & salsa.
The beach has played a major role in the lives of the Dirty Heads and their music. Their connection to the ocean has had a positive impact on each band member and influenced their core sound. What better way to give back to their hometown and community than to partner with Orange County Coastkeeper to clean up the place they love the most. The Dirty Heads hope to bring people together for a fun, positive and productive event on April 22 and give back to their community.
“Our beaches have given us a life time of inspiration, memories, and education,” Dirty Heads percussionist Jon Olazabal reflected. “As kids it was our babysitter and as adults, our therapist. Join us on April 22 at Huntington State Beach (Tower 2) as we do our best to keep these beaches clean for the next generation.”
Fresh off of a national television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! of their hit single “Celebrate,” which is currently #16 at Alternative Radio this week, the Dirty Heads are gearing up for a Summer tour across the U.S. in support of the new album SWIM TEAM, which will continue benefiting the environment along the way. The band will partner with Plus 1, pinning $1 of every ticket sale to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC). With the help of Plus 1, Dirty Heads fans can support a wide range of environmental work, from combating the effects of climate change, to protecting our seas from pollution.
On Earth Day, the band will join a growing army of cleanup volunteers with Coastkeeper. The nonprofit’s monthly cleanup events typically attract 200-600 volunteers who collect hundreds of pounds of trash and debris. Last year, more than 4,500 volunteers across Orange County participated in monthly cleanups are helped to remove 7,500 pounds of trash from state beaches.
“It takes all of us to protect Orange County’s swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters,” said Garry Brown, executive director of Orange County Coastkeeper. “Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to enjoy our shared environment and support our most valuable resource – clean water.”
Orange County beaches and waterways collect trash that travels from inland communities via the county’s rivers and storm drains. Beach cleanups stand as a last line of defense to prevent this debris from polluting the ocean and threatening wildlife.
Interested fans can sign up to volunteer at https://www.coastkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanup-oc/#huntington. The event begins at 10 a.m. on April 22 at Huntington Beach Tower 2, 22355 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
This article was released by Orange County Coastkeeper.