Coastal Cleanup Day

Join us in Sonoma County 9 - 12 noon this September 17th, 2016
Before You Register
Coastwalk-CCTA coordinates the Sonoma County cleanup on 12 beaches and 8 inland sites.  Look through the lists below and pick from the beach sites or from our partner organization cleanups! Scroll down to register today! 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!
What is Coastal Cleanup Day?

California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, is the state’s largest volunteer event. In 2015, over 60,000 volunteers removed  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!

It's Time to Lend a Hand!

Coastal Cleanup Day will be Saturday September 17th, 9 am to noon.

Registration Open!

See below for a list of cleanup sites.

The Coast Needs Your Help!

Join us for fun!

Join us to do a good deed!

Beach Cleanup Sites

Saturday, Sept. 17th,  9 to Noon

Blind Beach

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Goat Rock Beach

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N. Salmon Creek Beach

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Bodega Dunes


N. Jenner Beach

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S. Salmon Creek Beach

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Pinnacle Gulch

Register Now! (1.2 mile hike to the beach)

Partner Cleanup Sites

Laguna de Santa Rosa Cleanup

OPEN: The Great Laguna Cleanup

Help Take Care of Your Local Waterway – Grab Some Garbage! Saturday, September 17, 9am – noon. Meet at the City of Sebastopol’s Laguna Wetlands Preserve Amphitheater- Located next to Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol.
It’s time to pull on gloves and grab a bucket to pick up trash along the Laguna! Help us cleanup the Laguna Wetlands Preserve before the rain starts falling and washes trash into our waterways and ocean.
No RSVP is required, unless you are bringing a group of 4 or more people. 

For more information, see
Or contact Wendy Trowbridge, Director of Restoration and Conservation Science
(707) 527-9277 x 108.

Sonoma Ecology Center Cleanup

OPEN Schedule : 9:00 a.m. – Noon   Join us at several locations throughout Sonoma Valley in a clean-up of the headwaters of our coastal streams. For more information, please contact:Patrick Willis (707) 996-0712 ext. 126 or

Santa Rosa Creek Cleanup

OPEN Schedule : 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

32nd Annual Sonoma County Coast and Creek Clean Up (ages 5 and up)
Keep the beaches clean! Join the 32nd Annual Sonoma County Creek and Coast Clean Up. Santa Rosa’s 100 miles of creeks flow to the Russian River and then out to the Pacific Ocean. Up to 80 % of ocean debris originates from land-based sources. Gloves, tools, and snacks provided.

Location: Meet at Olive Park footbridge. Near 105 Olive Street. On-street parking.

Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Bodega Dunes

Bodega Head

Doran Beach

Goat Rock Beach

North Salmon Creek Beach

Portuguese Beach

Shell Beach

South Salmon Creek Beach

Wright's Beach

Pinnacle Gulch

Russian Gulch

Steelhead Beach

Sunset Beach