The 2023 cleanup will take place a week later than usual on Saturday, September 23rd to avoid conflicting with Rosh Hashanah. Check back in late summer for details on how to participate.
While you wait for September, you can do your own Coastal Cleanup! Clean up your neighborhood, parks, and local area anytime. Gather cleanup supplies from home, download the CleanSwell app (to count your trash, and to have your trash counted!), and clean on your own time. Trash from inland areas flows downstream to the coast, so cleaning up neighborhood trash prevents marine debris.
Also check out our Adopt-a-Beach program to make your cleanups count all year long.
California Coastal Cleanup Day will take place in person at hundreds of sites across California. Please refer to the map above to find your preferred site – all of the information you will need can be found there.
California Coastal Cleanup is the third Saturday of September. The cleanup brings awareness to the marine litter problem and provides a community event for direct involvement. Join the movement for an environment where people and ecosystems can survive and thrive. Volunteer alongside your families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, and service clubs. If you're not sure how to get started please let us know. Plan to spend a day outside connecting with your community to celebrate California!
The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy. California Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event in the US and International Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event on the planet!