Hornblower San Diego organized an impromptu San Diego Embarcadero Clean Up on Earth Day this year. No formal event was scheduled in advance. It just happened that a crew member thought it would be a good idea. How cool is that?!
Drew Sahrbeck, an Event Manager for the past 16 years at Hornblower Cruises & Events, organized 22 crewmembers to volunteer and join him. The group gathered to clean up a stretch of the San Diego Embarcadero that they work around every day between Grape Street Pier and Navy Pier on North Harbor Drive.
During their two-hour clean up, Drew and crew gathered 30 bags of trash mostly filled with Styrofoam, plastic bags, straws - even needles and clothing too! Nice to have that out of our daily sights! When asked why he initiated the project, Drew said: “It’s a good way for Hornblower Cruises & Events to take an active part in keeping San Diego Bay clean. For a long time, our crew has been asking how they could help clean up the boarding areas where our customers gather."
Jim Unger, General Manager of San Diego Hornblower Cruises & Events, was very proud of his team for taking the initiative on their own. He said, “it’s the right thing to do and our customers deserve it.”
Alcatraz Cruises also celebrated Earth Day at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing with an ‘All Hands on Deck’ volunteer event. Along with our partners from Aquarium of the Bay, The Marine Mammal Center, the Gardens of Alcatraz, National Wildlife Federation, and Golden Gate Cetacean Research, we provided learning stations that teach visitors on sustainability, conservation, and preservation of our natural resources. There was music, an arts & crafts table, face painting, and lots of fun activities enjoyed by all ages!