San Pedro Creek Cleanup, Pacifica – 1st Saturday
San Pedro Creek Cleanups Schedule – 9am to 11am
|January 7th, 2023||February 4th, 2023||March 4th, 2023|
|April 22nd, 2023 – Earth Day||May 6th, 2023||June 3rd, 2023|
|July 1st, 2023||August 5th, 2023||September 16th, 2023 – Coastal Cleanup Day|
|October 7th, 2023||November 4th, 2023||December 2nd, 2023|
Please note that the cleanups happening for Earth Day and Coastal Cleanup Day happen off schedule.
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About San Pedro Creek in Pacifica:
San Pedro Creek is a perennial stream in the City of Pacifica and San Mateo County, California whose tributaries originate on Montara Mountain and Sweeney Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The main stem of the creek flows 2.5 miles through the Linda Mar neighborhood to the Pacific Ocean at Linda Mar Beach. The creek supports a steelhead population and various other riparian species.
In 1999, the nonprofit San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition was formed, with the goal of protecting San Pedro Creek and the steelhead living in it. Their activities have included monitoring, restoration of habitat, adaptive management, and education. The monitoring program is a joint effort of the City and County to identify sources of pollution in the creek. Among other projects, the Coalition advised the Army Corps of Engineers, which worked on meanders of San Pedro Creek to increase the flood plain in 2002. This is in the same area where our creek cleanup occurs.
Dave, Jacqueline, & Ava
About the Cleanup:
Time: Saturday of the month from 9am-11am.
Where to Meet: At the end of San Pedro Terrace Rd by the trail head. 751 San Pedro Terrace Rd, Pacifica.
Parking: On San Pedro Terrace Rd.
Cleanup Areas: San Pedro Creek and adjacent areas including the San Pedro Terrace trail.
Supplies: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves. Extra gloves, buckets, pickup sticks 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.
Litter: Mostly mid-sized or small trash, with occasional bulky items, like detritus from homeless encampments.
Restrooms: None available at the site. Closest public restrooms are at Linda Mar Beach.
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. Make sure to check our calendar to find out when is the next cleanup before signing up. If you checked our calendar sign up here!
San Pedro Creek Cleanup Location Map: