Coastal Cleanup Day

Join the 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day!

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Registration Opens August 1!

Coastwalk sponsors the Sonoma County cleanup at 12 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 NOW OPEN!

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

Or try an inland cleanup!

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

Santa Rosa Creek Cleanup: 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.

Date: Saturday September 17, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM – Noon.

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

Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or

Sonoma Ecology Center

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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: (707) 829-6689.