California Coastal Cleanup Day is September 21!

September 3rd, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 is Coastal Cleanup Day, the world’s largest volunteer event to protect and preserve our environment. Volunteers from all over the world will do their part to clean local beaches, rivers, creeks, and parks.

Last year, 66,535 volunteers removed 839,629 pounds of debris from California beaches. Cigarette butts, plastic food wrappers, and plastic bottles/caps remain the top items found in Coastal Cleanup Day events. This trash clogs our waterways, harms wildlife, and contributes to a growing marine debris problem.

Show your local waterway some love and be one of the 70,000 Californians to take part in a Coastal Cleanup Day event this year. See what your local California Waterkeeper has planned and how to get involved below.

Humboldt Baykeeper
Baykeeper is partnering with the Wiyot Tribe, California Coastal Conservancy, the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, and Coast Seafoods to host a cleanup at Indian Island. RSVP for free and get everything you need including kayak, life vest, wetsuit, and experienced guide.

Inland Empire Waterkeeper
Join the Crest to Coast cleanup a week after Coastal Cleanup Day – on September 28, 2019 – for waterway cleanups with over 600 volunteers and partners at more than 20 sites in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Join LAW in the pursuit of beautiful beaches by tidying up the shore along Dockweiler State Beach.  Bring your friends, and they’ll provide the rest (including clean up supplies and refreshments).

Orange County Coastkeeper
Join over 7,000 OC volunteers from more than 40 coastal and inland locations and help make a difference in your local community.

Russian Riverkeeper
The Russian River Watershed Cleanup is unique because it provides an opportunity to stop trash before it ends up on the beach. Join hundreds of volunteers and see first-hand, the connections between the upper watershed and ocean.

San Diego Coastkeeper
Cleanup sites are available across the county and thousands of community members are expected to get involved. 

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Join Channelkeeper for a clean up at West Beach in Santa Barbara, or you can choose from several other beaches in the area.

Yuba River Waterkeeper
The 22nd annual Yuba River Cleanup features trash cleanups and ecology restoration at over 30 sites across the Yuba watershed, as well an afternoon volunteer appreciation bash.

If none of those are nearby, see a statewide map to find a site near you. And be sure to check out your local Waterkeeper for other ways to get involved year-round.

Categories: Trash, Waterkeepers at Work