Sonoma County volunteers cleaned up today! With the addition of new sites at the Laguna de Santa Rosa we had record breaking numbers despite the early morning downpour. 371 volunteers came out and picked up over 3,115 pounds of trash and 1,250 pounds of recycling. Over 100 volunteers brought their own cleanup supplies reducing the trash created by the cleaning over 50 miles of the coast and inland waterways!!!

Stay tuned for the statewide results!!

Cleanup events across California and internationally take place today in all countries in all types of weather.

Coastwalk California is the non-profit designated by the California Coastal Commission to coordinate Coastal Cleanup Day in Sonoma County. We partner with the Sonoma County Water Agency and non profit groups to cleanup 15 beaches and 8 inland sites. We need your help! Spend a a morning at the beach doing good for our coastal environment and celebrate with us in the afternoon. To get more information and to pick your site, click here!

If you are located outside of Sonoma County, you can find a California cleanup near you by visiting the California Coastal Commission’s webpage.

Last year Sonoma County volunteers picked up over 6,000 lbs of trash and recycling!

California Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual beach and inland waterway cleanup, and 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 is one of the largest volunteer events in the world!

To learn more and to register, click here!