Past Event – Volunteer for Earth Day of Action

Join our Organized Beach Cleanups and Habitat Restoration

The annual ‘citywide day of action’ is part of our field education programs, and has grown to become popular and is family-friendly. Earth Day of Action is part of a few in the Bay Area dedicated to inspiring, uniting, educating and building community to remove litter and restore native landscape along the San Mateo County coast.

Every year, thousands of volunteers of all ages gear up with gloves and buckets to join the hands-on action at organized sites from Daly City to Half Moon Bay, on beaches and along highways and streets from highways to the coastline.

STEP 1: Register Online

Registration for Individuals & Families

Click on the link next to the location of your choice to sign up our online waiver.

If you are an individual, a family or a small group of friends and you wish to help at one of the beaches, fill out the online waiver form to sign up.

We will have site captains at our monthly locations, please find the nearest location to you or the one you want to help at:

Litter CleanupMeeting LocationOnline Registration
Site Captains: Gail
Meeting Location: top of the path/stairs on Esplanade Ave
next to OceanAire Apartments. Park on Esplanade.
Sign up online here
Foster City LagoonsSite Captains: Shilpi & Nilofer
Meeting Location: in the back parking lot of the Marina Plaza Shopping
Center, near entrance to Denny’s at 2920 S Norfolk St, San Mateo
Sign up online here
Linda Mar State Beach,
Site Captains: Jim, Ana, Julie & Antony
Meeting Location:  southern end of the main parking lot
(just north of Taco Bell).
Montara State Beach,
Site Captains: Janice & Iona
Meeting Location: off Hwy 1 in the north lot of what was
previously known as La Costanera Restaurant.
Sign up online here
Mussel Rock Beach,
Daly City
Site Captains: Helen, Joe, Chris & Myrna
Meeting Location: Mussel Rock carpark located at the lower
coastal end of Westline Drive.
Sign up online here
Pillar Point Harbor,
Half Moon Bay
Site Captains: Laurel, Julie, Alex, Meredith & Melinda
Meeting Location: 1 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay.
Near the Harbor Master office.
Sign up online here
Rockaway Beach,
Site Captains: Wendy & Michael
Meeting Location: SW corner of the North Beach parking lot,
near the back corner of the Lighthouse hotel.
Sign up online here
San Pedro Creek,
Site Captains: John & Mark
Meeting Location: end of San Pedro Terrace Rd by the trail head.
751 San Pedro Terrace Rd, Pacifica.
Sign up online here
Sharp Park Beach,
Site Captains: Pauline, Ellen & Deirdre
Meeting Location: corner of Beach Blvd and Clarendon
at the start of the Levee.
Sign up online here
Thornton Vista, Daly CitySite Captain: Cynthia
Meeting Location: look for our site captains’ table after the roundabout on Thornton Beach Rd where the walkway starts.
Sign up online here
Habitat Restoration
Linda Mar,
Site Captains: Michael & Sofia
Meeting Location: east side of Highway 1 in the Community
Center parking lot off Crespi Drive.
Sign up online here

The waiver must be filled out online by each person/family or on the day of the event, please note that doing it online saves time and paper.

Registration for Group, Team & Site Captains

Please fill out this group registration form if you are:
– A group WITH a site to cleanup, garden, or do habitat restoration
– A group who would like to ADOPT a new site => See the sites in need here!
– A group who is looking for a needy site to HELP

Please scroll below to find the documentation and how-to guides.

If you are a group but do not have a site, feel free to contact lynn[at] to discuss options and needy spots that your group will enjoy, then fill out this form.

STEP 2: Take Action

Action for Individuals and Families joining our organized group cleanups

1. Arrive at your site at 9am on Saturday, April 23rd
2. Check in, be safe, help at your site, and have fun
3. When done join the small celebration at Linda Mar State Beach from 11AM to 12:30PM
Limited Parking, so hike, bike, carpool when possible

Remember to:
WEAR – Proper clothing (i.e., sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hat and layered clothing).
BRING – Reusable clean up supplies to reduce waste

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BUCKET AND GLOVES! And feel free to send us pictures and/or your stories at

Action for Group Leaders and Site Captains

All leaders and site captains will have access to:
• Publicity (posters, flyers + online promotion)
• Supplies for your project (gloves, buckets, scales…)
• Giveaways (Educational Memento)
• Debris Disposal (dump site information below)
• Instructions & papers (waivers, contact form…)

1. Remember all your supplies, material and documents
2. Arrive at your site before 9am to set up on Saturday, April 23rd
3. Lead your cleanup, have fun and stay safe
4. After your cleanup track your trash on the Clean Swell app and make sure to add “Pacific Beach Coalition” as your group name
5. Send your story and pictures at


Thursday, April 9th
Sharp Park Library, 104 Hilton Way (off Palmetto) 1st floor 12pm to 2pm


– Printable waiver form

– Earth Day Poster

– Cleanup guidelines

April 1st to April 30th:

Your Day, Your Happy Place with Street to Beach Cleanups

Take advantage of Earth Month to volunteer and do your part and help the planet and the Mission Blue butterflies.

Litter Pick Up


  • Plant native plants such as the Silver Lupines which are essential to the survival of the Mission Blue
  • Remove invasive weeds
  • Plant native plants to your area, bigger patches will help attract pollinators
  • Find alternatives to pesticides such as neem oil
  • Compost your green waste and use it to build a healthy and biologically diverse soil
  • If you can, leave some sections of your yard wild (to not remove dead plants, brown leaves etc…) this helps insects and birds

Habitat Restoration

Tell us how you did! Send us pictures and a summary of your efforts via email info [at] We look forward to hearing from you!

Report your beach cleanups efforts with the Clean Swell app!

Locations in Need of Love

Spread the Love with Our Earth Day Poster