SAN NICOLAS ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) – The U.S. Navy conducted an annual coastal cleanup on the remote beaches of San Nicolas Island (SNI), the most isolated of the California Channel Islands, located sixty-five miles offshore, and South of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu.

The cleanup team consisted of nearly fifty volunteer Navy Sailors and civilians assigned to NBVC and Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, who removed over two-thousand pounds of trash and debris on three SNI beaches.

On beaches that host the endangered Pacific Coast Snowy Plover and usually covered with Northern elephant seals in the winter, it is now seasonally vacated and flanked with steep dramatic dunes and a fine sea mist.

“Here’s what the Navy found on these remote beaches,” said Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dylan Bernardi.