Coastwalk/CCTA is the Official Coordinator for Sonoma County
WHAT IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY?
California Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual beach and inland waterways cleanup, is the State’s largest volunteer event. In 2017, over 82,000 volunteers removed more than 1.2 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our State’s beaches, lakes and inland waterways. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup day activities, organized by the Ocean Conservancy on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events in the world.
WHY ARE BEACH CLEAN UPS 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 fatal to all manner of marine wildlife, damages our State’s economy, and can even become a human health hazard. Coastal Cleanup Day is fun! It 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 and impact future public policy to protect our coastline and environment.