Coastal Cleanup Day

Join the 29th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Registration for the event has closed. Please check back in the summer of 2014 for details on the 30th Coastal Cleanup Day, taking place on September 20, 2014.

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! And then join us afterwards at Bodega Dunes for a volunteer BBQ sponsored by Whole Foods!

*If you don’t get a confirmation email contact the office 707.829.6689 or

View Coastal Cleanup Day in a larger map

Click a Beach to Register!

Registration is now closed. Drop-ins are welcome on Saturday at the Salmon Creek Ranger Station, or show up to Wright’s Beach!

Bring your reusable buckets, gloves, and water bottles if you have them. And join volunteers for a free BBQ and raffle at the Bodega Dunes Day Use area.

Blind Beach FULL

Bodega Dunes FULL

Bodega Head FULL

Doran Beach FULL

Goat Rock Beach FULL

North Jenner Beach FULL

North Salmon Creek Beach FULL

Pinnacle Gulch FULL

Portuguese Beach FULL

Russian Gulch FULL

Shell Beach

South Salmon Creek Beach

Wright’s Beach

Or try an inland cleanup!

Petaluma River Cleanup:
Friends of the Petaluma River parking lot
260H N. Water St.
Register Online!

Santa Rosa Creek Cleanup:
Doyle Park entrance, south of Sonoma Ave.
Contact Alistair Bleifuss

Sonoma Ecology Center
Maxwell Farms Regional Park, Nathanson Creek Preserve, and Larson Regional Park
Contact Jim Chayka


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!

Fish Head BeachFor cleanups in other areas check out the links below.
California Coastal Cleanup Day
International Coastal Cleanup

For more info, contact Coastwalk: (800) 550-6854.


Become an Adopt-a-Beach coordinator in YOUR coastal county! Coastwalk will provide you with all the needed materials and equipment, and will help publicize your events! This is a fun job, and a great opportunity to meet lots of wonderful, like minded people.
Become a Coastal Steward. Background information on the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Stewardship Pledge.

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