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COASTWEEKS — September 20 through October 12, 2014



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 our 30th California 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
Alpine
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Humboldt
Inyo
Kern

Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa

Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo

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





Saturday, September 20 is the 30th Annual
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!








   Wednesday, September 24
The beach can't take any more.





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Tuesday, September 23    Thursday, September 25    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Tuesday, September 30    Wednesday, October 1    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Tuesday, October 7    Thursday, October 9    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12
Burrowing Owl at Berkeley Marina, by Vladimir Graizer
Burrowing Owl at Berkeley Marina, by Vladimir Graizer










Scouts fishing at Lake Del Valle
Scouts fishing at Lake Del Valle










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










Playing at Crown Beach in Alameda
Playing at Crown Beach in Alameda










Bay Bridge, by Christopher Parrinello
Bay Bridge, by Christopher Parrinello










California poppies. Photo by Jeffrey Yung, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Photo: Jeffrey Yung, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge





   Saturday, September 20    Thursday, September 25    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28 Kayaking in lake. Photo: Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
Photo: Alpine County Chamber of Commerce






Fishing in river. Photo: Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
Photo: Alpine County Chamber of Commerce





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 28
Mokelumne River Cleanup
Mokelumne River Cleanup. Photo: Sierra Nevada Conservancy





   Saturday, September 20    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Wednesday, October 8    Thursday, October 9    Friday, October 10    Saturday, October 11 GeneAnna McMillian, Butte Environmental Council volunteer, Photo by Maggi Barry
GeneAnna McMillian, Butte Environmental Council volunteer. Photo by Maggi Barry







Birds in wetland, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Photo: Gray Lodge Wildlife Area





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27 New Hogan Lake. Photo: USACE/Phillip Holcomb
New Hogan Lake. Photo: USACE/Phillip Holcomb





   Sunday, September 20 Wetland sunset. Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
Delevan National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: USFWS





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Tuesday, September 23    Wednesday, September 24    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12
Weighing trash at Coastal Cleanup Day in Antioch
Weighing trash at Coastal Cleanup Day in Antioch










Corethron Marine Diatoms, Richmond, by Portia N. Saucedo
Corethron Marine Diatoms, Richmond, by Portia N. Saucedo










View from Point Molate, Richmond, by Lech Naumovich
View from Point Molate, Richmond, by Lech Naumovich





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27    Saturday, October 4 Kids with tire at Coastal Cleanup Day in Del Norte County
Coastal Cleanup Day in Del Norte County





   Saturday, September 20 Kayak volunteers, Coastal Cleanup Day on Lake Tahoe
Coastal Cleanup Day on Lake Tahoe, Great Sierra River Cleanup





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27    Wednesday, October 8    Thursday, October 9 Tires on canoe at River Cleanup in Fresno County
River Cleanup in Fresno County





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Thursday, September 25    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Tuesday, September 30    Saturday, October 4    Wednesday, October 8    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12 Lanphere Dunes, Photo by Andrea Pickart
Lanphere Dunes, Photo by Andrea Pickart








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








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








Shelter Cove lighthouse, by Andrea Daddi
Shelter Cove, by Andrea Daddi





   Saturday, September 20 Great Sierra River Cleanup volunteers at Owens River
Great Sierra River Cleanup volunteers at Owens River





   Saturday, September 20 Coots. Photo: Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Coots. Photo: Kern National Wildlife Refuge





   Saturday, September 20 Kings River. Photo: Alvis E. Hendley
Kings River. Photo: Alvis E. Hendley





   Saturday, September 20 Mt. Konocti. Photo: of Lake County Visitor Information Center
Mt. Konocti. Photo: of Lake County Visitor Information Center





   Saturday, September 20 Fall color at Lassen National Forest
Photo: Lassen National Forest





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Wednesday, September 24    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Tuesday, September 30    Friday, October 3    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Tuesday, October 7    Wednesday, October 8    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12
Holiday Pier, Manhattan Beach, by Erik Polchow
Holiday Pier, Manhattan Beach, by Erik Polchow












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












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





   Saturday, September 20 Volunteers with trash on canoes, River Cleanup in Madera County
River Cleanup in Madera County





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Tuesday, September 23    Wednesday, September 24    Thursday, September 25    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Tuesday, September 30    Wednesday, October 1    Friday, October 3    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Tuesday, October 7    Wednesday, October 8    Thursday, October 9    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12 Tule Elk in Point Reyes, by Vincent James
Tule Elk in Point Reyes, by Vincent James









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









Hiking through redwoods. Photo: Coastwalk
Photo: Coastwalk









Golden Gate Bridge, by Lauren Wiser
Golden Gate Bridge, by Lauren Wiser









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









Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove, by Todd Sipes
Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove, by Todd Sipes





   Saturday, September 20 Mariposa County park restoration volunteers at the Great 
   Sierra River Cleanup
Mariposa County park restoration volunteers at the Great Sierra River Cleanup





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, October 4    Saturday, October 11 Kids playing at Bowling Ball Beach, By Kurt Fuchs
Bowling Ball Beach, By Kurt Fuchs





   Saturday, September 20 Girl looking through binoculars at Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Photo: Merced National Wildlife Refuge





   Saturday, September 20 Nesting Crane. Photo: Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
Nesting Crane. Photo: Modoc National Wildlife Refuge





   Saturday, September 20 Hiker resting with lake view. Photo: Mono County Tourism and Film Commission
Photo: Mono County Tourism and Film Commission





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Wednesday, September 24    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Saturday, October 11 Painter working outdoors in Big Sur, By Sandy Yagyu
Big Sur Painter, By Sandy Yagyu








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








Lone Cypress, by Michael Ontiveros
Lone Cypress, by Michael Ontiveros








Sea nettle jelly, Monterey, by J.R. Sosky
Sea nettle jelly, Monterey, by J.R. Sosky





   Saturday, September 20 Kayaking in Napa County
Kayaking in Napa County





   Saturday, September 20    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27 Purple lupine and California poppies above a river
Photo: GoNevadaCounty.com





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Wednesday, September 24    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Wednesday, October 1    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Wednesday, October 8    Thursday, October 9    Friday, October 10    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12 Volunteers for 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








Kids running from waves, Seal Beach, by Melody Bridge McLane
"Pier Panic," Seal Beach, by Melody Bridge McLane








Giant Green Anemones, Laguna Beach, by Patsee Ober
Giant Green Anemones, Laguna Beach, by Patsee Ober





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, October 4 Volunteers in canoe at Cleanup at Lake Natoma
Cleanup at Lake Natoma





   Saturday, September 20 Rail bridges over river. Photo: Plumas County Tourism Council
Photo: Plumas County Tourism Council





   Saturday, September 20 Kids removing shopping cart and trash. Photo by Flordelisa 'Lee' Houston
Inner-Coastal & Watershed Cleanup, with Trails4All and City of Corona.
Photo by Flordelisa "Lee" Houston





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27    Saturday, October 4    Saturday, October 11 Bridge over American River
Photo: American River Parkway Foundation





   Saturday, September 20    Friday, September 26 Egret in flight, by Richard P. Hoppe
Photo: Richard P. Hoppe





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27
Fishing on Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, photo courtesy Big Bear Marina





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Thursday, September 25    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Thursday, October 2    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Thursday, October 9    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12 San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy-guided nature walk with children
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy-guided nature walk










Garibaldi, by Diane Hotz
Garibaldi, by Diane Hotz










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










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










Dusk at Black's Beach, by Nathan French
Dusk at Black's Beach, by Nathan French





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Wednesday, September 24    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Wednesday, October 1    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Wednesday, October 8    Saturday, October 11    Sunday, October 12
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









Person looking toward ocean at Sutro Baths, by Charlotte Gibb
Sutro Baths, by Charlotte Gibb









Cleanup by kayak off Pier 39
Cleanup by kayak off Pier 39





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27 Sandhill Cranes at San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge
Sandhill Cranes at San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: USFWS





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5 Surfer at Avila Caves, Photo by Steve Gould
Surfer at Avila Caves, Photo by Steve Gould





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Saturday, September 27    Saturday, October 4    Saturday, October 11 Stairs to 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





   Saturday, September 20    Wednesday, September 24    Thursday, September 25    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Saturday, October 4    Friday, October 10    Sunday, October 12 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





   Saturday, September 20    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Saturday, October 4    Wednesday, October 8    Saturday, October 11 Volunteers at Cleanup Site in Santa Clara County
Cleanup Site in Santa Clara County






Snowy egret on fence
Snowy egret.
Photo: Gregg Aronson, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Thursday, September 25    Friday, September 26    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Monday, October 6    Sunday, October 12 Surfer at Capitola Beach, by Carol Brill
Surfer at Capitola Beach, by Carol Brill






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






Mom and Baby Otter, by Cindy Tucey
Mom and Baby Otter, by Cindy Tucey






Triathletes Warming Up at Main Beach, by Jon Kersey
Triathletes Warming Up at Main Beach, by Jon Kersey






Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers smiling for photo
Coastal Cleanup Day volunteers





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, October 4
Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta County
Whiskeytown Lake





   Saturday, September 20
Kids playing in lake. Photo: Sierra County Chamber of Commerce
Photo: Sierra County Chamber of Commerce





   Saturday, September 20 Salamanders in the Salmon River watershed. Photo: Klamath National Forest/Sam Cuenca
Salamanders. Photo: Klamath National Forest/Sam Cuenca





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, October 11 Girl cleaning up in Solano County
Girl cleaning up in Solano County





   Saturday, September 20    Sunday, September 21    Monday, September 22    Tuesday, September 23    Wednesday, September 24    Thursday, September 25    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Thursday, October 9    Sunday, October 12 Harbor seal, mouth of Russian River, by Stacy Boorn
Harbor seal, mouth of Russian River, by Stacy Boorn









Volunteers at North Jenner removing wheels
Volunteers at North Jenner









Duncan's Landing shoreline
Duncan's Landing





   Saturday, September 20 The Tuolumne River at Fox Grove. Photo Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tuolumne River at Fox Grove, courtesy of Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27 Lake Kaweah, courtesy of Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lake Kaweah, courtesy of Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau





   Saturday, September 20 Emigrant Lake. Photo USFS
Emigrant Lake. Photo USFS





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, September 27    Sunday, September 28    Saturday, October 4    Sunday, October 5    Wednesday, October 8
Kayaking Anacapa Island, By Chuck Graham
    Kayaking Anacapa Island, By Chuck Graham





   Saturday, September 20    Saturday, October 4    Saturday, October 11 Putah Creek Cleanup, man and girl in creek
Putah Creek Cleanup





   Saturday, September 20 Two scouts at Creek cleanup in Yuba County
Creek cleanup in Yuba County