Coastal Cleanup Day
Join us in Sonoma County this September 20th, 2014!
Before You Register
Coastwalk sponsors the Sonoma County cleanup on over 15 beaches and 8 inland sites. Register today to pick your site! Check out the map and click on the beach name below to register today! Scroll down through the lists below and pick from the beach sites or from our partner organization cleanups.
Come to the cleanup prepared for coastal weather (hat, shoes, sunscreen, water bottle) and bring buckets and gloves if you have them. Please bring your reusable water bottle to minimize waste at our event.
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!
Days 'till CCD!
Beach Cleanup Sites
Beach Captain needed
OPEN Short, but steep hike to beach.
Beach Captain needed
Partner Cleanup Sites
OPEN Schedule : 9:00 a.m. – Noon Trash Clean-up (arrive at 8:30 to sign-in!) Noon – 2 p.m. Enjoy the food and tabling activities! Location: Meet at 260 H North Water Street Petaluma, CA.
Sonoma Ecology Center Cleanup
Information coming soon.