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

Pacifica – Esplanade BeachRegister hereEsplanade Beach Cleanup Info
Pacifica – San Pedro CreekRegister hereSan Pedro Creek Cleanup Info
Pacifica – Linda Mar State BeachRegister hereLinda Mar State Beach Cleanup Info
Pacifica – Sharp Park BeachRegister hereSharp Park Beach Cleanup Info
Pacifica – Rockaway BeachRegister here Rockaway Beach Cleanup Info
Pacifica – Manor Shopping CenterRegister hereMeet at Safeway,  12 Manor Plaza, Pacifica, CA 94044
Pacifica – Roberts RoadRegister hereRoberts Road Cleanup Info
Montara – Montara State BeachRegister here Montara State Beach Cleanup Info
Daly City – Mussel RockRegister here Mussel Rock Cleanup Info
Daly City – Thornton VistaRegister HereThornton Vista Cleanup Info
Pacifica – Linda Mar (Habitat Restoration)Register hereLinda Mar Habitat Restoration Info

Find an organized cleanup on September 23rd in HMB or Foster City and register online to volunteer

Half Moon Bay – Pillar Point HarborRegister herePillar Point Harbor Cleanup Info
Foster City – 2 locations
1) Bridgeview Park
Register hereFoster City Cleanup Info
2) Baywinds ParkRegister hereFoster City Cleanup Info
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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.

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