Beach Cleanups

Adopt-A-Beach and other Sonoma County Cleanups

South Salmon Beach Cleanup

Join us on the beach for a morning cleaning the beach! Bring a picnic if you like and enjoy your efforts.

April 6 at 10am


North Jenner Needs Volunteers

An unprecedented amount of debris has just been found at North Jenner Beach. Surfrider and Stewards of the Coast of Redwoods will be cleaning the beach on Earth Day, April 12.

Click here for more information.

Join Us On the Beach

Cleanups are a fun, free, easy way to give back to your community by keeping pollution from entering the Pacific Ocean. It’s easy to participate – just register for one of our schedule cleanups, or request materials from our office to clean on your own! Volunteers are encouraged to Bring Your Own buckets, gloves, and reusable bags to decrease trash. Beach cleanups demonstrate how individuals of all ages can protect the marine environment by keeping our coastlines free from harmful pollution and debris.

Plastic Pollution & Marine Debris Knows No Boundaries

Marine debris is found everywhere- in every major body of water on the planet and below the surface as well. Marine debris is a global pollution problem that impacts human health and safety, endangers wildlife and aquatic habitats, and costs local and national economies millions in wasted resources and lost revenues. To learn more about the dangers of marine debris, click here.

Our Partner: The California Coastal Commission

To learn more about the statewide Adopt a Beach efforts, click here.
Not in Sonoma County? Find your county’s Adopt a Beach Coordinator!
For education resources that can be used in the classroom, click here.
Become a Coastal Steward, and make a difference to our coast & ocean. Sign the pledge here!

How to Adopt a Beach

Coastwalk California coordinates the Adopt-A-Beach program in Sonoma County. Sign up today to adopt a site of your choice and conduct cleanups based on your schedule! Coastwalk provides all the supplies at no charge.

When a group “adopts” a beach, they commit to cleaning it at least three times per year, although school groups can fulfill their obligation with a single cleanup. To find a beach in Sonoma County in  need of adopting, email Coastwalk with the name of your group.

Don’t have the time to commit to adopting your own beach? Join Coastwalk on one of our scheduled cleanups listed below! Or if you have a large group contact the office and we can set you up with materials and a site in need of cleaning!

Interested in Getting More Involved?

Coastwalk is looking for volunteers for a new program, called Coastal Stewards. Coastal Stewards will be the volunteer force behind the Sonoma County Adopt a Beach Program, and can expect to help lead coastal cleanups, educate the public and help develop new educational materials. Coastwalk will provide training to interested volunteers.

If you are interested in this program, please send an email to Coastwalk California here.