Past Event -23rd Annual MLK Cleanup & Planting

Saturday, January 18th from 9AM to Noon

Volunteers are needed to plant over 1,000 native dune plants to increase biodiversity and protect the wintering habitat of the endangered Western snowy plover and other wildlife. 

About this Event:

Time: Cleanup from 9am to 10am & Planting from 10am to Noon.
Where to Meet: Cleanup: At the southern end of the main parking lot (near Taco Bell). Planting: North on the beach along the bike path past the Crespi intersection.
Parking: Fee to park. However, when you check in, site captains provide a parking pass good for use during your participation in the cleanup. Should you stay beyond cleanup hours, fees apply. Fee for parking is $4 for up to four hours, $8 all day; $50 for an annual pass, available at
Cleanup Areas: The parking lots, promenade and the beach.
Supplies: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets, reusable gloves and gardening tools. Extra gloves, buckets and specific tools for this site cleanup will be provided while supplies last. Because we are never sure of the weather, make sure to bring extra layers, a hat, sunblock, water and snacks.
Restrooms: Yes (with outdoor showers at parking lot). Open 6am-10pm.

Special Regulations:

Dogs: Permitted on leash on beach. Use caution around the seasonal fencing installed to protect the federally endangered western snowy plover. Please be responsible and pick up your dog waste.

Be sure to read through the Cleanup Guidelines before attending a cleanup.
More questions? Read our Beach Cleanup FAQs.
Find more information about our MLK Day of Service event on the official event page.

Would You Like to Join Us? To make sure we bring the right amount of supplies, to be more efficient and conserve paper, please complete our online form. It will only take you a few seconds!

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