Volunteers are the heart and soul of Coastwalk, and there are many ways that you, too, can get involved. In whatever manner you choose to volunteer, you can be sure that you will be sharing the work with a fun and diverse group of people!
We would love to help you find a way to work for our coast too.
Contact us and let’s figure out how you can get involved!
Trail Work Day: April 20, 2013
Join volunteers on Saturday, April 20 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center to work on nearby trails. A ranger will assign volunteers to a trail in need of work that day.
Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 9:00 am. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes. Tools, work shirts, and gloves will be provided. Afterwards, join Peace Corps volunteers for a lunch at around 1:00 pm.
Sonoma County California Coastal Trail Maintenance
The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods coordinates and provides volunteer support for the Russian River District of the State Parks with over a dozen different programs, including Armstrong State Reserve and Sonoma Coast State Beach units of the district.
The Armstrong trail crew was established over ten years ago and meets at the Armstrong maintenance shop every second Wednesday of the month. The Sonoma Coast trail crew is a little over a year old and takes advantage of the experienced Armstrong crew members for the mentoring of new comers.
State Park maintenance and trail personnel supervise work planning, ensure proper approvals/clearances are in place, and provide periodic training in trail building and maintenance techniques. The Sonoma Coast trail crew meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at various sites along the coast.
Any Coastwalk member interested in participating should contact Bill Bambrick: (707)573-9782 by the Monday before the work date to get information on when and where the trail crew will meet. A typical trail crew day starts at 9:00 am and finishes by no later than 3:00 pm.
In addition to the two set trail days, special work days can be arranged to support Coastwalk stewardship projects or events. The Stewards trail crew will provide experienced people to act as work group leads, coordinate with the appropriate State Park individuals, and provide the appropriate tools. At the start of any planning for such projects or events, contact Bill Bambrick.
Join the 28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day!
WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY? California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2010, over 82,500 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.
WHY ARE BEACH CLEANUPS IMPORTANT? California’s coast and waterways have historically been collecting spots for annual accumulations of trash and debris. This debris, if not removed, can be harmful and even fatal to all manners of marine wildlife, can damage our state’s economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together, take care of our fragile marine environment, show community support for our shared natural resources, learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent them, and to have fun!
Coastwalk sponsors the Sonoma County cleanup on over 15 beaches and 8 inland sites. Join us afterwards for a Whole Foods sponsored BBQ!
Sonoma County Coastal Cleanup