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Monday, January 20, 2014

Michael Beanan Protecting What He Swims In

Michael Beanan is an artist, educator, ocean swimmer, and a marine activist in Laguna Beach, California. He is the Vice President of the South Laguna Civic Association who won Orange County's 2012 Cox Conserves Hero. The program honors volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.

Beanan was nominated for leading a movement to prevent urban runoff from Aliso Creek, California from entering the ocean. The goal of his project is to clean the urban runoff, combine it with recycled water, decrease reliance on potable water and ultimately reduce ocean pollution.

"I have spent much of my life enjoying the ocean surfing, free diving, sailing, scuba diving and distance swimming. South Laguna is a unique environment with its steep hillsides and globally endangered Southern Maritime Chaparral, but it’s underwater environment is equally distinctive.

I’m concerned about urban runoff at Aliso Creek and our other beaches, over-fishing, tide pool degradation, and the trash associated with heavy usage
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