Past Event – World Oceans Day Beach Cleanups

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is healthy for future generations. Here are a few things you can do on June 8th.

Take Action:
– Take a walk on the beach and pick up trash on the way.
– Walk around your neighborhood or block and collect the litter.
– Throw your cigarette butts in a trash can, they are not biodegradable.
– Join our beach cleanups happening at

Sharp Park Beach Cleanup, Pacifica

Site Captains: Reed, Deirdre and Pauline
Where to Meet: At the corner of Beach Blvd and Clarendon at the start of the Levee.
Parking: Street parking is free.
Cleanup Areas: Volunteers clean the beach, streets, parking lots, the pier and the promenade.
More information on the Sharp Park beach cleanup page.

Montara State Beach Cleanup, Montara

Site Captains: Valerie, Ryan and Cynthia
Where to Meet: Cabrillo Highway across from 2nd Street. Meet in the parking lot just to the right of La Costanera restaurant (right next to the restaurant on the north side). NOTE: if coming from Pacifica, go past the first Montara Beach parking lot, and turn in to the lot right next to the restaurant.
Parking: Free
Cleanup Areas: We will clean the beach, the bluffs, the parking lots, and both sides of the road from La Costanera restaurant to the north parking lot.
More information on the Montara beach cleanup page.

Our online registration is the online version of our waiver. Signing up online helps speed up the registration process the day of the cleanup and also saves paper!

Why Protect the Ocean:
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:
– Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
– Helps feed us.
– Regulates our climate.
– Cleans the water we drink.
– Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines.
– Provides limitless inspiration!

Teach Others:
– Educate your children about the negative effect of the marine pollution.
– If you are a teacher, create an activity around the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.

Make a Pledge:
– To reduce your use of plastic bags and oil products.
– To recycle and compost as often as you can.
– To drive less and consume water wisely.
– To use your voice to speak up for the environment.

If you have the chance to do any of these, share it with us!
Facebook: @pacificbeachcoalition #worldoceansday
Instragram: @pacificbeachcoalition #worldoceansday
Twitter: @pacificbeachco #worldoceansday

Please remember that the Oceans need our help every day, so feel free to do these kind of activities whenever you can!