Coastal Cleanup Day 2016
September 17, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Coastal Cleanup Day is a local and international event held every September to clean our beaches and waterways.
In Partnership With:
2016 Cleanup Sites
Below is the list of participating sites for the 2016 event. As we get closer to this year's event, we'll be updating the list, so please check back frequently! Here is a map of the current cleanup locations: Google Site Map
Click a region below to find nearby beaches and then click the beach name for more information about that particular site.
What else is on this page?
There's lots to know about Coastal Cleanup Day. Find all the answers to your questions below!
What happened in 2015?
Coastal Cleanup Day 2015 had another huge volunteer turnout! 1,029 volunteers collected over 2,875 pounds of trash and 1,348 pounds of recyclables from 25 sites from Rincon Beach Park to
Guadalupe Dunes in Santa Barbara County!
About half of the volunteers brought their own reusable buckets or reusable bags for trash and gloves for the cleanup. Some sites, like Explore Ecology, who hosted a site at Arroyo Burro Beach, brought their own reusable buckets for volunteers to use to discourage waste.
We're on Facebook
Be sure to "like" us at facebook.com/SBCoast to get all our event updates.
Just like any cleanup event, it's a good idea to wear closed-toed shoes, bring your own reusable water bottle, and wear sunscreen and other sun protection like hats or sunglasses. Go the extra mile and BYO-BOB (see below)!
We encourage you to Bring Your Own Bag Or Bucket or a friend named Bob! Reusable gloves and friends of other names are welcome too.
Volunteer efforts last year saved over 500 bags, which were used for other cleanups throughout the year. The less trash we generate for the event the better it is for the environment. Read more about the effort on the Coastal Commission's website!
Do we need to bring our own supplies?
No, but it is highly encouraged. While we want to have the cleanest and greenest cleanup possible, we'll provide recycling and trash bags, gloves, and data cards for volunteers. However, don't be surprised if you only get one bag or one glove! After all, our primary goal is to reduce...and then reuse and recycle.
Ages Requirements and Youth Volunteers
We welcome all ages at Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of our sites are appropriate for children, but if you see a location that requires lots of walking, make sure your kids can handle it. We also require a responsible adult to sign for any child under 18.
Community Service Credits
Beach captains have been authorized to sign your community service paperwork. Bring the appropriate forms and come help us out!