Thank you for participating in the 2021 California Coastal Cleanup!
More than 26,000 volunteers throughout California removed more than 300,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways for California Coastal Cleanup 2021. Thank you to all who came out for Coastal Cleanup Day, as well as everyone who participated in self-guided cleanups throughout September!
Can't get enough cleanup action? Keep cleaning up your neighborhoods, parks, and local areas beyond Coastal Cleanup Day. Trash from inland areas flows downstream to the coast, so cleaning up neighborhood trash prevents marine debris. 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.
Also check out our Adopt-a-Beach program to keep protecting your happy place all year long!
We look forward to seeing you for next year's cleanup in September 2022!
Reporting thorough and accurate data helps create long-term solutions to pollution. Please use the app if possible, or download a paper data card.
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!