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Coastal Event Calendars


Whether you are interested in volunteering, learning about our ocean or just enjoying the coast, there are lots of opportunities for you. We have compiled a wide array of web-based calendars that announce coastal activities and environmental events. Check out the calendars for your area!

COASTWEEKS is a three week celebration of our coastal resources that begins on Coastal Cleanup Day each year. Check in late summer for a calendar of statewide COASTWEEKS events.

View a calendar of California Coastal Commission Public Education events.

This page is always growing. If you know of coastal event calendars on the web, please email the link to coast4u@coastal.ca.gov. With your help, we can cover all of the coast!

North Coast  |  SF Bay Area   |  Monterey Bay Area  |   Santa Barbara  |  Ventura
Los Angeles  |  Orange County   |  San Diego
Statewide Event Calendars  |  Inland Event Calendars



North Coast:



Friends of the Dunes - Find coastal activities in Humboldt County at this Friends of the Dunes webpage.

Mendocino Land Trust - A list of Mendocino volunteer events, particularly around the Big River Estuary.

Salmon River Restoration Council - Events relating to the Salmon River and beyond.



San Francisco Bay Area:



Bay Model Visitor Center - Events are scheduled at the Bay Model in Sausalito and in other Marin locations.

Bay Nature - From Bay Nature Magazine, this calendar lists nature-related events in the Bay Area.

EECoM - The Environmental Education Council of Marin maintains a calendar of upcoming environmental events taking place in Marin County.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy - Find many volunteer and cultural events in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Trails for Richmond Action Committee - A calendar of events for the Richmond Bay Trail.

Pacifica Beach Coalition - Check out this site for a calendar of environmental activities in the Pacifica area, including many beach cleanups and restoration events.

San Francisco Surfrider - Beach cleanups and other events taking place in San Francisco.

Save the Bay - This web site lists activities in the Bay Area, organized geographically.

Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods - Find activities taking place along the Sonoma Coast.

Trail Center Outdoor Activity Guide
- Find volunteer opportunities for trail building and maintenance on this calendar page.



Monterey Bay Area:



Clean Beaches Coalition - You'll find a calendar of beach cleanups in Santa Cruz County here.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - This web page lists events in the Monterey Bay area covering a variety of marine related topics.

Santa Cruz Surfrider - This web site lists Surfrider events for members and the public.

Save Our Shores - A calendar of volunteer opportunities in the Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

EcoCruz - This "environmental guide to Santa Cruz County" is maintained by a collaboration of government agencies and local environmental non-profit organizations. Click on "Environmental Events" for the calendar.



Santa Barbara County:



The Dunes Center - A calendar of free activities includes many docent-led walks.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper - Find events such as cleanups, festivals, and water quality monitoring in Santa Barbara County.


Ventura County:



Channel Islands National Marine Santuary - This calendar contains ocean-related events in Ventura County, as well as some events located in other parts of the state.



Los Angeles:



Heal the Bay - L.A. county-wide events calendar, with occasional postings for events in Ventura and Orange counties.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
- Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro maintains a calendar with events including beach cleanups, tidepool walks, and boat trips.

Santa Monica Baykeeper
- The Santa Monica Baykeeper’s event calendar includes such activities as kelp restoration and cleanups.



Orange County:



Huntington/Seal Beach Surfrider - Find lots of beach cleanups and other events on this organization's calendar.

Newport Bay Conservancy - Announces many educational programs being held in Newport Bay.

Save Our Beach - See this page for Seal Beach beach cleanups, with a link to a calendar of cleanups going on in other locations.

Upper Newport Bay Project - Coordinated by the California Coastal Commission, this page contains a calendar of hands-on wetland restoration activities in Upper Newport Bay.



San Diego:



San Diego Environmental Activist Events - The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club maintains this calendar, which provides information on a variety of environmental events and meetings.

San Diego Surfrider - This web site includes a calendar of San Diego County Surfrider Foundation upcoming events.



Statewide:



California Environmental Education Interagency Network - This statewide calendar contains events that may be of interest to educators who would like to integrate environmental education into their teaching.

Coastwalk - Find information on coastal hikes and beach cleanups throughout California.

Marine Advanced Technology Education Center - This web site lists a calendar of events, seminars and conferences on marine related topics.



Inland Events:


Below are a few select calendars of inland events.

American River Conservancy - Hikes, restoration, and other activities taking place along the American River

RiverTree Volunteers - Find cleanup events in the San Joaquin River Watershed.