Three easy steps to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day:
- Find a Cleanup:
Cleanups take place along bays, creeks, rivers, highways, and the coast
throughout California. Select the area that you would like to help clean
and then contact the local coordinator.
If there is no cleanup scheduled in your area, you can volunteer to set
one up - call (800) COAST-4U or e-mail email@example.com.
Everyone who participates in Coastal Cleanup Day must sign a waiver form -
they will be available at all cleanup locations or you can sign one and bring it with you. If you are under 18,
you will need a parent or guardian signature before participating.
Read our safety page for more information.
- Show Up:
Come to the Cleanup prepared for the weather (hat, shoes, sunscreen), but
everything else you need (bags, gloves, data cards, pencils, etc.) will
be available on site. You can help us reduce the waste we create at Coastal
Cleanup Day by bringing your own container for collecting trash, such as
a reusable bucket, a milk jug with the top cut off, or a reused shopping
bag. You can also bring your own work gloves and reusable water bottle.
Help move us closer to being a zero waste event.
- Clean Up:
Pick up every bit of human-made debris you can find, and record what you
remove. Data collection is important! Your data goes into Ocean Conservancy's
international database, used to identify the sources of debris, and help
devise solutions to the marine debris problem. Be sure to return trash,
recyclables and your data card to the site captain after the cleanup.