Catalina Island News

36th Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup

Catalina Island Conservancy

USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies–Catalina Conservation Divers are proud to host Catalina Island’s 36th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. The event is one of the largest annual dive events in Southern California. The event began in the 1970s in an effort to cleanup Avalon Harbor, and this event is the only time diving is permitted in the Harbor.

Southern California divers have made the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup one of their premier social events of the year. Divers retrieve trash and lost items from Avalon Harbor, and revel in the warm friendly atmosphere of Catalina Island. Last year, approximately 343 participants recovered 4,980 pounds of trash. Proceeds from the event will benefit USC’s Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and Wrigley Institute Scientific Diving Program.

T-Shirt Design Contest
The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies - Catalina Conservation Divers (WIES-CCD) is holding the annual T-Shirt design contest!

The contest is open to all and the rules are simple. The design must include no more than two colors. The winner will be acknowledged in the marketing of the event as well as the event itself. Deadline for entries is January 3rd, 2017. Submit your artwork and any questions to: Jill A. Boivin - Event Chairperson:

Note: If computer generated, please use Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or Corel Draw. When using color it's helpful to have a black and white version.