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COASTWEEKS — September 21 through October 13, 2013



Sunset on the Beach, Santa Cruz, Photo by Jan Cheung
Sunset on the Beach, Santa Cruz. Photo © Jan Cheung
COASTWEEKS is an annual celebration of our coastal and water resources, beginning with Coastal Cleanup Day, when 70,000 Californians come together to keep our coasts and inland waterways free of debris.

Below you will find a calendar of events collected from throughout California to help you celebrate COASTWEEKS. Please contact the host organizations for more information and to confirm the details. To add your event to the calendar, please send details by email. This calendar is growing, so check back often!

Have fun, and enjoy our Coast and Waterways!

The list below is organized by county, with events listed by date within each county. For a list organized statewide by date, click here.

Inclusion in this calendar does not necessarily indicate Coastal Commission support of the policies or programs of the organizations, which are independently responsible for their events.

View events taking place in the following counties:


Statewide

Alameda
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Humboldt
Inyo

Lake
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Monterey
Napa
Orange
Placer

Riverside
Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara

Santa Cruz
Shasta
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba





Saturday, September 21 is
California Coastal Cleanup Day!


Coastal Cleanup Day will take place at
over 800 sites all over California!
You're sure to find a location near you.
Join your friends and neighbors for the
largest volunteer event in California!
Let's Make Trash Extinct





   Saturday, September 21    Tuesday, September 24    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Wednesday, October 2    Friday, October 4    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Tuesday, October 8    Friday, October 11    Sunday, October 13 Burrowing Owl at Berkeley Marina, by Vladimir Graizer
    Burrowing Owl at Berkeley Marina, by Vladimir Graizer




Volunteers at Ballena Bay Yacht Club and Ballena Isle Marina
Volunteers at Ballena Bay Yacht Club and Ballena Isle Marina




Volunteers at Oakland creek restoration, City of Oakland
    Volunteers at Oakland creek restoration, City of Oakland





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Monday, September 30 GeneAnna McMillian, Butte Environmental Council volunteer, Photo by Maggi Barry
GeneAnna McMillian, Butte Environmental Council volunteer. Photo by Maggi Barry





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28 New Hogan Lake. Photo: USACE/Phillip Holcomb
New Hogan Lake. Photo: USACE/Phillip Holcomb





   Sunday, September 21 Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: USFWS





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 12 Weighing trash at Coastal Cleanup Day in Antioch
    Weighing trash at Coastal Cleanup Day in Antioch





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 5 Coastal Cleanup Day in Del Norte County
Coastal Cleanup Day in Del Norte County





   Saturday, September 21    Tuesday, September 24    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 5    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Coastal Cleanup Day on Lake Tahoe
Coastal Cleanup Day on Lake Tahoe, Great Sierra River Cleanup





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 5 River Cleanup in Fresno County
River Cleanup in Fresno County





   Saturday, September 21    Tuesday, September 24    Saturday, September 28    Wednesday, October 2    Thursday, October 3    Saturday, October 5    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Lanphere Dunes, Photo by Andrea Pickart
Lanphere Dunes, Photo by Andrea Pickart








Humboldt State tidepools
Tidepools, photo courtesy Humboldt State University Marine Lab








Photo by Don Forthuber: Courtesy Humboldt County CVB, redwoods.info
Photo by Don Forthuber: Courtesy Humboldt County CVB, redwoods.info





   Saturday, September 21 Great Sierra River Cleanup volunteers at Owens River
Great Sierra River Cleanup volunteers at Owens River





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 5    Saturday, October 12
Mt. Konocti. Photo: of Lake County Visitor Information Center





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Monday, September 23    Wednesday, September 25    Thursday, September 26    Friday, September 27    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Monday, September 30    Thursday, October 3    Friday, October 4    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Monday, October 7    Tuesday, October 8    Wednesday, October 9    Thursday, October 10    Friday, October 11    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Santa Monica Pier, by Tommie Tamanaha
Santa Monica Pier, by Tommie Tamanaha












Pied-Billed Grebe and Juvenile, Malibu Lagoon, by James Kenney
Pied-Billed Grebe and Juvenile, Malibu Lagoon, by James Kenney












Vounteers at El Matador State Beach. Photo by Heal the Bay
Vounteers at El Matador State Beach. Photo by Heal the Bay












Blue Shark off Catalina Island, by Hal Beral
Blue Shark off Catalina Island, by Hal Beral












Abalone Cove, Palos Verdes Peninsula, by Michael Gordon
    Abalone Cove, Palos Verdes Peninsula, by Michael Gordon












Santa Monica Pier, by Pamela A. Rogers
Santa Monica Pier, by Pamela A. Rogers





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28 River Cleanup in Madera County
River Cleanup in Madera County





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Tuesday, September 24    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Monday, October 7    Thursday, October 10    Friday, October 11    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Children at Muir Beach, by Margaret Prokurat
Children at Muir Beach, by Margaret Prokurat








Point Reyes boat, by Rick Strobaugh
Point Reyes, by Rick Strobaugh








Sunset, Tomales Bay, by Kirke Wrench
    Sunset, Tomales Bay, by Kirke Wrench








Point Reyes National Seashore, by Mark A. Warmerdam
Point Reyes National Seashore, by Mark A. Warmerdam





   Sunday, September 21 Mariposa County park restoration volunteers at the Great 
   Sierra River Cleanup
Mariposa County park restoration volunteers at the Great Sierra River Cleanup





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Wednesday, October 9    Saturday, October 12 Happy Kids, Bowling Ball Beach, By Kurt Fuchs
Happy Kids, Bowling Ball Beach, By Kurt Fuchs



MacKerricher State Park, by Chris Sauer
MacKerricher State Park, by Chris Sauer





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Saturday, September 28    Tuesday, October 1    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Saturday, October 12 Big Sur painter, By Sandy Yagyu
Big Sur Painter, By Sandy Yagyu



California Condor, Big Sur, by Douglas Croft
California Condor, Big Sur, by Douglas Croft





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28 Kayaking in Napa County
Kayaking in Napa County





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Wednesday, September 25    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Wednesday, October 2    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Wednesday, October 9    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Upper Newport Bay Community-Based Restoration and Education Program
Upper Newport Bay Community-Based Restoration and Education Program








Terns, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, by Hal Beral
    Terns, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, by Hal Beral








Full Moon Setting at Port Hueneme Pier, by Larry Brambles
Full Moon Setting at Port Hueneme Pier, by Larry Brambles









    "Pier Panic," Seal Beach, by Melody Bridge McLane













   Saturday, September 21 Cleanup at Lake Natoma
Cleanup at Lake Natoma





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 5 Inner-Coastal & Watershed Cleanup, with Trails4All and City of Corona. Photo by Flordelisa 'Lee' Houston
Inner-Coastal & Watershed Cleanup, with Trails4All and City of Corona.
Photo by Flordelisa "Lee" Houston





   Saturday, September 21    Wednesday, September 25    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Saturday, October 12 Photo by American River Parkway Foundation
Photo: American River Parkway Foundation





   Saturday, September 21 Fishing on Big Bear Lake
    Big Bear Lake, photo courtesy Big Bear Marina





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Monday, September 23    Tuesday, September 24    Wednesday, September 25    Thursday, September 26    Friday, September 27    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Monday, September 30    Tuesday, October 1    Wednesday, October 2    Thursday, October 3    Friday, October 4    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Wednesday, October 9    Thursday, October 10    Friday, October 11    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy-guided nature walk
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy-guided nature walk










San Diego Kelp Bed, by Diane Hotz
    San Diego Kelp Bed, by Diane Hotz










Egret in Flight, Buena Vista Lagoon, Carlsbad, by Richard P. Hoppe
Egret in Flight, Buena Vista Lagoon, Carlsbad, by Richard P. Hoppe










Garibaldi, by Diane Hotz
Garibaldi, by Diane Hotz










Brown Pelican, La Jolla Cove, by Rinus Baak
    Brown Pelican, La Jolla Cove, by Rinus Baak










Barnacle and Bryazoan Encrusted Kelp Snail, Mid-water on kelp frond at La Jolla, by Edward A. Woods
Barnacle and Bryazoan Encrusted Kelp Snail
Mid-water on kelp frond at La Jolla, by Edward A. Woods










Torrey Pines State Reserve, by Lindsey Martin
Torrey Pines State Reserve, by Lindsey Martin





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Family at San Francisco's Ocean Beach on Coastal Cleanup Day
Family at San Francisco's Ocean Beach on Coastal Cleanup Day







Sea Lions, Pier 39, by Wendell DeLano
Sea Lions, Pier 39, by Wendell DeLano







Golden Gate Bridge, by Marvin Miller
Golden Gate Bridge, by Marvin Miller





   Saturday, September 21 Sandhill Cranes at San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge
Sandhill Cranes at San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: USFWS





   Saturday, September 21    Monday, September 23    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Saturday, October 12 Surfer at Avila Caves, Photo by Steve Gould
Surfer at Avila Caves, Photo by Steve Gould



Hermissenda crassicornis nudibranch, Morro Bay, by Gary Powell
Hermissenda crassicornis nudibranch, Morro Bay, by Gary Powell





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 5    Wednesday, October 9    Thursday, October 10    Saturday, October 12 Beach Access in Half Moon Bay, Photo by Lisa Thomas
Beach Access in Half Moon Bay, Photo by Lisa Thomas





Full Moon Over Pigeon Point, by Mike Oria
Full Moon Over Pigeon Point, by Mike Oria





Perched Snowy Egret, Palo Alto Baylands, by Joan Sparks
    Perched Snowy Egret, Palo Alto Baylands, by Joan Sparks





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Monday, September 23    Tuesday, September 24    Wednesday, September 25    Thursday, September 26    Friday, September 27    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Saturday, October 12    Sunday, October 13 Yoga at East Beach, Santa Barbara, by George Welik
Yoga at East Beach, Santa Barbara, by George Welik






Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point, by Chuck Graham
Western Snowy Plovers at Coal Oil Point, by Chuck Graham






Goleta Beach, by Joe Ouye
Goleta Beach, by Joe Ouye






Sculpin, Santa Barbara, by Christopher Bradford
Sculpin, Santa Barbara, by Christopher Bradford





   Saturday, September 21 Cleanup Site in Santa Clara County
Cleanup Site in Santa Clara County





   Saturday, September 21    Sunday, September 22    Monday, September 23    Thursday, September 26    Saturday, September 28    Monday, September 30    Thursday, October 3    Friday, October 4    Saturday, October 5    Sunday, October 6    Thursday, October 10    Sunday, October 13 Mom and Baby Otter, by Cindy Tucey
Mom and Baby Otter, by Cindy Tucey






Surfer Museum and Moon Rise, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, by Ron Powell
Surfer Museum and Moon Rise, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, by Ron Powell






Surfer at Capitola Beach, by Carol Brill
Surfer at Capitola Beach, by Carol Brill






Beach cleanup volunteers
Beach cleanup volunteers





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 12 Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta County
Whiskeytown Lake





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28 Salamanders in the Salmon River watershed. Photo: Klamath National Forest/Sam Cuenca
Salamanders. Photo: Klamath National Forest/Sam Cuenca





   Saturday, September 21 Girl cleaning up in Solano County
Girl cleaning up in Solano County





   Saturday, September 21    Tuesday, September 24    Wednesday, September 25    Friday, September 27    Saturday, September 28    Sunday, September 29    Friday, October 4    Saturday, October 5    Wednesday, October 9    Friday, October 11    Saturday, October 12 Pelicans, Goat Rock Beach, by Dale Mead
Pelicans, Goat Rock Beach, by Dale Mead











Harbor seal, mouth of Russian River, by Stacy Boorn
Harbor seal, mouth of Russian River, by Stacy Boorn











Volunteers, North Jenner
Volunteers, North Jenner





   Saturday, September 21 The Tuolumne River at Fox Grove. Photo Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tuolumne River at Fox Grove, courtesy of Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28 Lake Kaweah, courtesy of Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lake Kaweah, courtesy of Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau





   Friday, September 27 Emigrant Lake. Photo USFS
Emigrant Lake. Photo USFS





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28 Kayaking Anacapa Island, By Chuck Graham
    Kayaking Anacapa Island, By Chuck Graham





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, October 5    Saturday, October 12 Putah Creek Cleanup
Putah Creek Cleanup





   Saturday, September 21    Saturday, September 28    Saturday, October 5    Saturday, October 12 Creek cleanup in Yuba County
Creek cleanup in Yuba County