Past Event – Coastal Cleanup Day 2021

Coastal Cleanup Day 2021 Is Happening!

Join us and the volunteers for the 37th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day set to happen on:

Saturday, September 18th from 9am to 11am at multiple locations!

We are extremely excited to bring back Coastal Cleanup Day as over the years, this event gives Earth and Ocean lovers from around the globe the opportunity to cleanup their neighborhood and places they love. So join us and help us remove the trash and plastic pollution that has been accumulating over the days or years.

According to the California Coastal Commission, in 2019, more than 74,000 volunteers picked up more than 900,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways throughout California and last year, despite COVID, more than 14,000 Californians participated in a neighborhood cleanup during the entire month of September, preventing over 150,000 pounds of trash from entering our stormwater systems and potentially polluting our coast and ocean. Well done!

Volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day

Joining an organized beach cleanup is easy:

  1. Find a location near you or that you enjoy going to
  2. Sign our online waiver to prevent long lines during the check in process
  3. Gather the supplies that you will need to bring with you (think reusable)
    – 3 or 5 gallon buckets are ideal
    – Reusable gloves, the one for gardening or doing the dishes work well
    – Bring your mask
    – Closed toe-shoes, hat, sunblocks, reusable water bottles are always good to have
  4. Come to the meeting location on Saturday, September 18th at 9am

Note: Our site captains will have a limited number of extra buckets and gloves. They will be distributed on a first come first serve basis so we highly encourage you to bring your own.

Find Your PBC Location 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
Montara – Montara State BeachRegister here Montara State Beach Cleanup Info
Daly City – Mussel RockRegister here Mussel Rock Cleanup Info
Half Moon Bay – Pillar Point HarborRegister here Pillar Point Harbor Cleanup Info
Pacifica – Linda MarRegister hereLinda Mar Habitat Restoration Info

For all other cleanup locations if you want to volunteer please, REGISTER HERE!

Join the Street to Beach Cleanups for Other Locations

If the place that you love and/or your neighborhood is not listed above, we still encourage you to join this wonderful and highly rewarding movement by doing a cleanup on your own or with your own group. These kind of cleanups are part of our Street to Beach Cleanups program meaning that you can use the Clean Swell app to track the amount of trash you collect.

Fun Fact: Last year Coastal Cleanup Day only happened thanks to the Clean Swell app where 14,000+ Californians got the app and logged their results.

Check out our special Street to Beach Cleanups page to get more information on this program so that you can volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day and all year long.

Map and List of Locations in Need of Love

If you want to do a cleanup outside our organized cleanups, here are a list of locations that are often being littered.

Town: Pacifica

Crespi Drive
Fairway Drive and around the Golf Course
Hwy 1 from Moose to Vallemar
Hickey Blvd
Linda Mar Blvd    
Manor Blvd (lower end)
Milagra Ridge (paths behind Oceana High School)
Moose Lodge area
Palmetto (by the recycling yard)
Reina Del Mar
Terra Nova Blvd
Waterford Street (the one by the Car Wash off of Monterey)

Town: Half Moon Bay

Around OPL and near the creek
South Jetty rocks
Stone Pine Center (parking lot)
New Leaf (parking lot)
Safeway (parking lot)

Town: Montara

Montara trail head
Gray Whale Cove

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California Coastal Cleanup Day Posters for 2021

You will find more information on this wonderful event on the California Coastal Commission website.