Volunteer divers collected trash in Avalon’s harbor Saturday morning in an underwater cleanup, which raised money for the University of Southern California’s environmental studies institute, according to a university spokesperson.
Around 500 people turned out for the 37th Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup to raise money for the Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies, said Jim Key, a university spokesperson.
Divers brought in about two tons of trash, he said.
“If there’s anything about divers, they’re great people,” volunteer Richard Sjoberg said in a video the university released about the cleanup. He said divers “bend over backwards” to help others.