Laguna Beach mayor joins ECO-Warrior for Aliso Beach cleanup

AGUNA BEACH  — Lingerie, tampons, condoms and sleeping bags were among 346 pounds of trash collected Saturday, Sept. 16 at Aliso Beach Park.

The event, organized by ECO-Warrior, drew 141 volunteers including Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman and 23 other residents of  Laguna Beach.

“The highlight of the day was when Mayor Toni Iseman came out,” said organizer James Pribram. “She walks the walk and truly cares about the community and Laguna Beach.”

Volunteers came from as far away as Anaheim, Whittier and Topanga.

Pribram, a professional surfer who grew up in Laguna Beach, created the foundation in 2006. The foundation works with communities, both locally and internationally, that want to create a positive and lasting change in the environment. This year, volunteers with ECO-Warrior have removed 2,400 pounds of trash from Laguna’s beaches, Pribram said.

After the cleanup, volunteers were treated to tacos from Chronic Tacos and prizes were donated by RVCA Sport and Laguna Surf and Sport.