Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
Each year in September, our Earth Heroes of all ages take action during California Coastal Cleanup Day. Since 2005, over 36,000 pounds of debris have been removed from the San Mateo County coastline by more than 9,500 volunteers every year and many invasive weeds get removed.
The Pacific Beach Coalition has been hosting this annual statewide cleanup since 1998 – held on the same day as The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day, one of the largest volunteer events around the world. We coordinate these cleanups and habitat restoration opportunities at the local level along the San Mateo County coast. All these group efforts are part of our field programs in partnership with the California Coastal Commission and San Mateo Countywide Pollution Prevention Program.
The Official Date for Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 is September 16th
Let’s all make trash extinct! Join us to pick up and clear away debris collecting along our beaches, parks, shoreline, creeks, parking lots and neighborhood streets.
Find an organized cleanup on September 16th in Pacifica or Daly City and register online to volunteer
|LOCATIONS in Pacifica and Daly City||REGISTRATION||MORE INFO & MEETING LOCATION|
|Pacifica – Esplanade Beach||Register here||Esplanade Beach Cleanup Info|
|Pacifica – San Pedro Creek||Register here||San Pedro Creek Cleanup Info|
|Pacifica – Linda Mar State Beach||Register here||Linda Mar State Beach Cleanup Info|
|Pacifica – Sharp Park Beach||Register here||Sharp Park Beach Cleanup Info|
|Pacifica – Rockaway Beach||Register here||Rockaway Beach Cleanup Info|
|Pacifica – Manor Shopping Center||Register here||Meet at Safeway, 12 Manor Plaza, Pacifica, CA 94044|
|Pacifica – Roberts Road||Register here||Roberts Road Cleanup Info|
|Montara – Montara State Beach||Register here||Montara State Beach Cleanup Info|
|Daly City – Mussel Rock||Register here||Mussel Rock Cleanup Info|
|Daly City – Thornton Vista||Register Here||Thornton Vista Cleanup Info|
|Pacifica – Linda Mar (Habitat Restoration)||Register here||Linda Mar Habitat Restoration Info|
Find an organized cleanup on September 23rd in HMB or Foster City and register online to volunteer
|LOCATIONS in HMB and Foster City||REGISTRATION||MORE INFO & MEETING LOCATION|
|Half Moon Bay – Pillar Point Harbor||Register here||Pillar Point Harbor Cleanup Info|
|Foster City – 2 locations|
1) Bridgeview Park
|Register here||Foster City Cleanup Info|
|2) Baywinds Park||Register here||Foster City Cleanup Info|
Who can participate? Adults, kids, families, seniors, students, groups, teams, businesses, volunteers, anyone!
Where will cleanups take place? At organized cleanup sites throughout Pacifica, and from Mussel Rock to Half Moon Bay. Sites include our Adopt-A-Beach sites as well as “hot spots” in Pacifica and along the coastline. You can also register to Adopt-A-Spot, and or choose your own site. Visit our special CCD page to find all the locations and an updated map of cleanup and Adopt-A-Spot sites.
Track the trash: We invite you to track your trash with the Clean Swell app and add Pacific Beach Coalition – Albatross as your group so that the California Coastal Commission will also be able to track the trash you pick up.
Where to restore the native habitats? Make sure to check our calendar and with our team to know where we will be removing weeds and planting native plants. We make a lot of progress all year round so we never really when exactly the efforts are going to be concentrated until a month or so in advance.
Make a Contribution to Coastal Cleanup Day Anytime of the Year: