Coastal Cleanup Day

Join the 29th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day!

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Registration is now closed! Drop ins can go directly to Wright’s Beach, or meet at the Salmon Creek Ranger Station at 8:45 am.

Coastwalk sponsors the Sonoma County cleanup at 13 beaches and 4 inland partner cleanups.  Register today to pick your site! Check out the map and click on the beach name below to register today! For seasoned Coastal Cleanup Day goers, consider becoming a Beach Captain! For more information, contact the Coastwalk office.

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Register for one of the Beaches Below!

Registration opens August 1. Registration is now closed! If you still want to cleanup, you may drop-in on Saturday, at the Salmon Creek Ranger Station at 8:45am!

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

You will receive an email from your Beach Captain with information on meeting location and what to expect in the first week of September. *If you don’t get a confirmation email contact the office 707.829.6689 or

Blind Beach FULL

Bodega Dunes  FULL

Bodega Head FULL

Doran Beach

Goat Rock Beach  FULL

North Jenner Beach 

North Jenner is difficult to access via a partially washed-out and steep trail, but is in the most need of cleaning. Please register for this site to help stop trash coming out the Russian River from becoming marine debris.

North Salmon Creek Beach 

Pinnacle Gulch  FULL

Portuguese Beach FULL

Russian Gulch  FULL

Shell Beach

South Salmon Creek Beach FULL

Wright’s Beach

Or try an inland cleanup!

Laguna de Santa Rosa Cleanups:
Occidental Road Site
Volunteers will meet at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Headquarters, where they will walk to the pullout on Occidental Road. Materials will be provided.

Brown Farm Site
This is a special site in need of some heavy duty cleaning! Hiking will be required and cleaning may be strenuous. Please note that campsites will be cleaned and volunteers will need to wear tyvex suits that are hot to work in. Volunteers may be subject to poison oak and ticks. Please no children at this site. Buckets, pickers, tyvex suits will be provided. Registered volunteers will receive an email with more details.
Meet at 2200 Llano Road. Parking will be available past the gate.

Petaluma River Cleanup:
9:00 a.m. – noon Trash Cleanup (sign in 8:30)
Noon – 2 p.m. Enjoy food tabling activities!
Meet at 260 H North Water Street Petaluma, CA.

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

Sonoma Ecology Center
visit their website

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.