San Pedro Creek Cleanup, Pacifica – 1st Saturday

San Pedro Creek Cleanups Schedule – 9am to 11am

January 6th, 2024February 3rd, 2024March 2nd, 2024
April 20th, 2024 – Earth DayMay 6th, 2024June 3rd, 2024
July 6th, 2024August 3rd, 2024September 7th, 2024
October 5th, 2024November 2nd, 2024December 7th, 2024

Please note that the cleanups happening for Earth Day and Coastal Cleanup Day happen off schedule.

Become part of a dedicated team. Responsibilities include: leading cleanups once a month, engaging with and educating volunteers, storing and maintaining supplies and representing the Pacific Beach Coalition and its mission. Learn more >

Join the movement, Junior Site Captains and Assistant Site Captains needed. Learn more today!

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.

Site Captains: 
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!

Be sure to read through the Cleanup Guidelines before attending a cleanup.
More questions? Read our Beach Cleanup FAQs.

San Pedro Creek Cleanup Location Map:

Check Out Results from our San Pedro Creek Cleanups