Rally Your Group, Do Your Own Cleanup!

Are you looking for positive things to do together as a team?
Make a difference and help remove litter to preserve wildlife

Pacific Beach Coalition invites you to sign up your team today to do something positive together (or even independently) to help our planet, our families, and our own mental health.
Pick a date, a beach, or a place in need and we will outfit your group through our program:

Street to Beach Cleanups for GROUPS.

Keeping our streets clean, keeping trash from the storm drains, and cleaning our beaches is needed now more than ever. Clean Waterways = Clean Ocean.

It is easy to join!

  1. Contact Lynn/Jim for date, location and supplies
  2. Pick up supplies for your team: bucket, gloves and pick up sticks
  3. Take your team out for a cleanup & record your trash via the Clean Swell App

1. Sign The Online Waiver

To make sure that everyone is covered, please sign the online waiver just like you do during our monthly cleanups. It only takes a few seconds! And share the link to the form or this page with your group.

2. Gear Up

Grab a bucket or a bag: If you don’t find anything at home, you can get 2-5 gallon buckets at your local hardware store for a few dollars each.

Put on some gloves: Reusable ones are more sustainable. You can also find these at your hardware store for less than $5.

Take your trash collector stick: These are also available at your hardware store. We recommend spending a little bit extra to get a solid and reliable grabber.

Don’t forget your phone: Take pictures and share them on social media and tag @pacificbeachcoalition on Facebook and Instragram. And with the Clean Swell app installed, you can track how much trash your group collects. More details below!

If you need supplies: We can outfit you with supplies, just send us an email at Lynn @ pacificbeachcoalition .org

3. Cleanup Around You

We can’t stress this enough: you don’t need to go far to have a successful and ultra-rewarding cleanup!
Go around your block or go to your favorite beach, park, neighborhood, or trails to collect litter. Look for tiny bits of litter such as food wrappers, cigarette butts, bottle caps, etc.

Going to the same place regularly is actually a great way to see how much of a difference you make. Hopefully, you will find less and less litter and you will very likely inspire others to do the same!

If you need inspiration on where to clean:
We have a list of locations that are always in need of love. You can find them all on our map: https://www.pacificbeachcoalition.org/adopt-a-spot/

4. Log Your Trash

Now that the hard work is done, let’s record it!

Download the Clean Swell App and log in your trash. It will automatically tally your items, weight and distance making it easy for you. Please remember to list Pacific Beach Coalition as your group so we can see your results too. [find all the instructions here]

If you can’t to use the Clean Swell App, please record your results on the PBC Blue Bucket. Give us a weight estimate, number of volunteers, and number of cigarette butts. 

Feel free to post pictures of your group and your efforts on our Facebook Group and inspire others with your work!

How You Can Keep This Program Afloat

In addition to these direct actions, relies on generous donations from individuals like you, which fund our ongoing cleanup and education programs. As we continue our direct cleanup work with local volunteers through our Street to Beaches program, we’re also using this time to reimagine and expand our educational programs to reach more diverse and under-served youth and adults.

Different ways to help us:

You can support us by making a one-time or recurring donation. Just make sure to check the correct box on PayPal:

You can also ask your company to do a donation match, as we are partners with Benevity and Network for Good. (If you don’t find us on your company’s internal system, let us know so that we can update that!).

Finally you can become a Pacific Beach Coalition member to help our Earth Honoree.

And Remember, Safety First!

We recommend that you comply with the following cleanup guidelines:

  • Wear gloves (think reusable).
  • When done, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Wash your gloves.
  • Do not pick up sharp objects unless you can do so safely.
  • Wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet from sharp objects.
  • Keep a safe distance from all beach wildlife!